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Culture and Disgust

Colin McGinn

in The Meaning of Disgust

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199829538
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919482 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829538.003.0010
Culture and Disgust

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The first part of this book analyzed disgust, seeking its essential character as an emotion with intentional content. The second part argued that disgust is crucial to the human condition and indicated other psychological formations that flow from it, particularly repression. With these materials to hand, this chapter investigates a number of cultural phenomena in which disgust is implicated. The aim is to apply the general theory to specific areas in order to test the theory's explanatory power.

Keywords: disgust; emotion; human condition; repression

Chapter.  16038 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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