- Hardcover: 260 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 17, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199829535
- ISBN-13: 978-0199829538
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1 x 5.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,290,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Meaning of Disgust 1st Edition
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"McGinn's approach is phenomenological...."--Thomas Nagel, NYROB
"Although not the first philosophical book on disgust, this volume by McGinn is certainly one of the more approachable...As McGinn states, 'He who thinks also shits.' The fact that people's souls are so dependent on their bodies naturally leads McGinn to the interesting intertwining of death and disgust."--CHOICE
"McGinn's book argues for a coherent, if incredible, account of the essence of disgustingness and of the emotion of disgust, and reflects on the potential significance of that account for different areas of human concern. It also bears many of the characteristics that readers of McGinn will have come to expect. The overall structure is tidy; the prose is flowery but lucid."--Notre Dame Philosophical Review
"[T]he speculations McGinn proffers about the importance of disgust as a 'philosophical emotion' are thought-provoking and interesting." -- Mind
About the Author
Colin McGinn teaches philosophy at the University of Miami, specializing in philosophy of mind, metaphysics and philosophy of language. He has taught at Rutgers University, Oxford University and London University. He has published some twenty books, ranging from consciousness to evil, Shakespeare to sport, film to logic, Wittgenstein to imagination. He has written extensively for the general reading public, as well as publishing a novel. Currently he is working on philosophy of physics and the aversive emotions.
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If you are interested in disgust theory, pick up a book by Nina Strohminger, or one of the ones she cites in her excellent review of Professor McGinn's book, available here: