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: Anatomia del Asco (Spanish Edition) () by William Ian Miller and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books. 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. Libros sin clasificar: anatomía del asco. william ian miller. taurus. Compra, venta y subastas de Libros sin clasificar en todocoleccion. Lote

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Taurus April Language: Miller’s a fine, entertaining, self-deprecating writer who has created a book that, if not always appetizing, is still a tasteful examination of a strong emotion that is generally held at arm’s length.

Of course we fail. He wants us to treat disgust with the seriousness it deserves, as a determinant of love, sexuality, politics, and even our sense of self. Miller makes it clear from the get go that his study is necessarily restricted to the study of the phenomenon as shaped and defined by the culture and class wil,iam which he belongs: The author rightly resists the reductionist treatment of disgust that is all too common in the social and natural sciences, whether it be the Freudian dogma or the latest fad of “evolutionary psychology,” yet also steers clear of trendy relativism.


I intend to use resources learn from this book on a web site known as “climatedeception. No activado Word Wise: It is not simple misanthropy or plain ascp, but it is Sartre’s existential nausee; it is Hamlet’s view of the world and everyone in it. Love depends on overcoming it, while the pleasure of sex comes in large measure from the titillating violation of disgust prohibitions.

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Nonetheless, the author does manage to bowl pretty well, getting a strike here and there in terms of observation concerning the qualities that, for all practical purposes, are universally recognized to be those of the disgusting. Miller’s novel line of inquiry, as well as frequent displays of wit and insight, makes The Anatomy of Disgust an engaging book.

Our notion of the self, intimately dependent as it is on our response to the excretions and secretions of our bodies, depends on it. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. What this beautifully written book reminds us so brilliantly is how much the humanities–and in some ways only the humanities–can tell us about the empirical world, the world of physical sensation, social behaviour, and political conflict. He aims to bridge the academic and lay worlds, and to restore moral psychology to the wholeness it had for Montaigne and La Rochefoucauld But, as Miller points out, our failure is hardly an occasion for despair, for disgust also helps to animate the world, and to make it a dangerous, magical, and exciting place.


But perhaps the most striking thing about The Anatomy of Disgust, as Miller himself says, is its willingness to be “methodologically promiscuous”, to draw on history, literature, moral philosophy and psychology as well as on events from Miller’s own life Democracy depends less on respect for persons than on an equal distribution of contempt.

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I use the term ‘universal’ as it applies today, what with globalization and all. Get to Know Us.

Disgust and contempt, Miller argues, play crucial political roles in creating and maintaining social hierarchy. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Share your thoughts with other customers.

The book contains millet everyone already knows too well! And disgust is not a disembodied emotion like contempt.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. But Mr Miller does more than catalogue revoltingness. Anatpmia and contempt, Miller argues, play crucial political roles in creating and maintaining social hierarchy. Nussbaum New Republic Mr. Kindle Direct Publishing Publica tu libro en papel y digital de manera independiente.

In both cases, it turns out, disgust has enormous political and social implications.