The Anatomy of Disgust

The Anatomy of Disgust

by William Ian Miller
     
 

William Miller embarks on an alluring journey into the world of disgust, showing how it both horrifies us and brings order and meaning to our lives. Our notion of the self depends on it; cultural identities have frequent recourse to its boundary-policing powers; and love depends on overcoming it. Miller traverses literature, philosophy, history, political theory, and… See more details below

Overview

William Miller embarks on an alluring journey into the world of disgust, showing how it both horrifies us and brings order and meaning to our lives. Our notion of the self depends on it; cultural identities have frequent recourse to its boundary-policing powers; and love depends on overcoming it. Miller traverses literature, philosophy, history, political theory, and psychology to show how disgust animates our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674031555
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
792,778
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue

1. Darwin's Disgust

2. Disgust and Its Neighbors

3. Thick, Greasy Life

4. The Senses

5. Orifices and Bodily Wastes

6. Fair Is Foul, and Foul Is Fair

7. Warriors, Saints, and Delicacy

8. The Moral Life of Disgust

9. Mutual Contempt and Democracy

10. Orwell's Sense of Smell

Notes

Works Cited

Index

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