ISBN-10:
0262015587
ISBN-13:
9780262015585
Pub. Date:
06/10/2011
Publisher:
MIT Press
Yuck!: The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust

Yuck!: The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust

by Daniel Kelly

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ISBN-13: 9780262015585
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 06/10/2011
Series: Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel Kelly is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Purdue University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Toward a Functional Theory of Disgust 11

2 Poisons and Parasites: The Entanglement Thesis and the Evolution of Disgust 43

3 Disgust's Sentimental Signaling System: Expression, Recognition, and the Transmission of Cultural Information 61

4 Disgust and Moral Psychology: Tribal Instincts and the Co-opt Thesis 101

5 Disgust and Normative Ethics: The Irrelevance of Repugnance and Dangers of Moralization 137

Notes 153

References 165

Index 189

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In the minds of those with an intellectual interest in psychology, disgust was once just another item listed in the standard catalog of emotions. Over the past decade or so disgust has oozed its way to the forefront and is now seen as one of the most fascinating and revealing aspects of human psychology. Synthesizing psychological, evolutionary, and philosophical perspectives, Kelly's book is by far the best focused study of the topic available.

Richard Joyce, Professor of Philosophy, Victoria University of Wellington, and author of The Myth of Morality and The Evolution of Morality

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In the minds of those with an intellectual interest in psychology, disgust was once just another item listed in the standard catalog of emotions. Over the past decade or so disgust has oozed its way to the forefront and is now seen as one of the most fascinating and revealing aspects of human psychology. Synthesizing psychological, evolutionary, and philosophical perspectives, Kelly's book is by far the best focused study of the topic available.

Richard Joyce, Professor of Philosophy, Victoria University of Wellington, and author of The Myth of Morality and The Evolution of Morality

Michael Ruse

Entertaining and explanatory. Enough to disgust the prudes and thrill the salacious. I did not know how many foods I will never eat and practices I will never follow. This is a terrific read with a genuine underlying moral seriousness. Highly recommended!

Richard Joyce

In the minds of those with an intellectual interest in psychology, disgust was once just another item listed in the standard catalog of emotions. Over the past decade or so disgust has oozed its way to the forefront and is now seen as one of the most fascinating and revealing aspects of human psychology. Synthesizing psychological, evolutionary, and philosophical perspectives, Kelly's book is by far the best focused study of the topic available.

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