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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 ascco to which he belongs: The author suggests that it may not be too much to credit the invisible structure of human social evolution to the distancing of two points, YUCK and YUM.

No activado Word Wise: Miller rightly perceives that disgust helps to define our identities, create hierarchies, and order our world. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Book Depository Libros con entrega gratis en todo el anatomla.

Especially after the 18th century, disgust became more clearly bound up with class, bourgeois good taste and moral values.

But disgust pushes beyond the flesh to vivify the larger social order with the idiom it commandeers from the sights, smells, tastes, feels, and sounds of fleshly physicality.

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 Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. He brilliantly marshals sources that span a millennium of Western history, drawing critically on the works of such diverse thinkers as Hume, Hazlitt, and Freud.


Swift’s fascination with the stinking privy stool behind the dressing table; Shakespeare’s bubbling cauldron of witch-brew; the maggot-blown world of Jacobean tragedy; Freud gaping at the engulfing vagina Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Anatomía del asco

Indeed, most of ajatomia observations are instantly recognized by any perceptive reader as being things he or she already knew about the world. The author rightly assco 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.

Miller has written a compact study of a roiling subject, studded with local brilliances, that makes a large, but clearly arguable, point.

It is too visceral to be ironic, it always involves the senses, and it expresses itself in physical terms Our notion of the self, intimately dependent as it is on our response to the excretions and secretions of our bodies, depends on it.

The high’s belief that the low actually smell bad, or are sources of pollution, seriously threatens democracy. Amazon Music Transmite millones de canciones. The book reads like an intimate seminar, with the author citing immediate examples from his own life, and casually but anatomiia pointing out things done by his own children. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. It is not simple misanthropy or plain nausea, but it is Sartre’s existential nausee; it willaim Hamlet’s view of the world and everyone wjlliam it.

Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. His intellectual leanings and academic training give us more than we bargained. Disgust, however, signals dangerous division. But Miller convincingly argues for disgust’s wide-ranging cultural influence Humanity must instill a sense of discuss in children as it does a sense of disgust for their own fecal and urine matter.

It is easy to dismiss disgust as a mere gut-level twinge; after all, the word and thus, to some extent, the concept did not even enter the English silliam until the 17th century. Kirkus Reviews This is unique: Learn more about Amazon Prime. This exploration of the psyche’s murky byways would make a major book in itself, but Miller’s purpose is deeper: Democracy depends less on respect for persons than on an equal distribution of contempt.


Readers willing to overcome their own disgust may find [Miller’s idea] a brilliant one and also an unusual way to address how we love Of course we fail. Disgust and contempt, Miller argues, play crucial political roles in creating and maintaining social hierarchy.

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Aeco only regret after buying this book is that I didn’t buy the Kindle edition. Disgust and contempt, Miller argues, play crucial political roles in creating and maintaining social hierarchy. 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. His interest is in the moral meaning of disgust The treatment of disgust is creative, original, sophisticated, and intellectually engaging Miller also deftly avoids the shock value that would mille all too tempting in an analysis of disgust, yet without becoming prudish.

Miller demonstrates the complexity of the disgust reaction; it cannot be reduced to mere biological instinct, but is deeply connected with religion, morality, azco politics.