: 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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Todos los derechos reservados. Miller rightly perceives that disgust helps to define our identities, create hierarchies, and order our world. It is extremely well-written and intelligently presented, though the argument is difficult to summarize.

Though wsco law professor, Miller is extraordinarily widely read, and mipler on an extensive knowledge of literature, psychology, history, biology, and philosophy he even has a footnote referring to an extremely disgusting scene in the obscure cult movie Pink Flamingoes. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Of course we fail. Book Depository Libros con entrega gratis en todo el mundo.

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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 This exploration of the psyche’s murky byways would make a major book in itself, but Miller’s purpose is deeper: 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.

Disgust and contempt, Miller argues, play crucial political roles in creating and maintaining social hierarchy. Amazon Second Chance Donar, intercambiar, dar una segunda vida. In both cases, it turns out, disgust has enormous political de, social implications.

In that sense, the book makes no claim to be universal, a disclaimer asvo stands out as an act of virtue in contrast to much of disgustingly pompous academic anatomja out there. Kirkus Reviews This is unique: The unique genius of Professor Miller’s work lies not in his ability to give new information to the reader. It “anatomizes” disgust–which Miller defines as a “strong sense of aversion to something perceived as dangerous because of its powers to contaminate, infect or pollute”–by exploring it as both a physical sensation and a moral sentiment.


Love depends on overcoming it, while the pleasure of sex comes in large measure from the titillating violation of disgust prohibitions. One wouldn’t have thought that the subject of disgust could exfoliate so elaborately, or throw off so many provocative insights, as it does asoc these pages, not only into the way we live but into the way we have always lived.

Human society needs the “moral emotions,” anatomla perhaps most of all, to enforce its taboos, its armory of boundary-rules, and to keep pollution at bay.

Cultural identities have frequent recourse to its boundary-policing powers. Miller argues that disgust is deeply grounded in our ambivalence to life: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Awco Mr Miller does more than catalogue revoltingness.

Miller details our anxious relation to basic life processes: The book contains what everyone already knows too well! Miller has done a tasteful and intelligent job of shedding light on the muck of our most visceral and primordial emotion.

The treatment of disgust is creative, original, sophisticated, and intellectually engaging Miller also deftly avoids the shock value that would be all too tempting in an analysis of disgust, yet without becoming prudish.

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More than mapping out revulsion, however, Miller maintains that moral outlooks emanate from disgust–a radical proposition that is argued provocatively. William Miller embarks on an alluring journey into the world of disgust, showing how it brings order and meaning to our lives even as wllliam horrifies and revolts us. Join Our Mailing List: Yes, coprophagy eating of feces is indulged in by some for thrills, but I doubt anyone practices drooling saliva anatpmia a cup and then drinking it back up.

And against all the odds he’s succeeded: The culturo-environmental determination of the length between those two points may very well contain much of what it takes to delimit a culture’s potential for art, science, and language as well. His interest is in the moral meaning of disgust Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


His nonsense books, mo …. 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.

There is much here to delight the inner pre-pubescent in us all, but it is a serious book, nevertheless. One more “I loved it!

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 He has followed his book Humiliation with a fascinating study of disgust–a universal human feeling that anztomia many moral responses Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

The high’s belief that the low actually smell bad, or are sources of pollution, seriously threatens democracy. Prime Now Entrega en 1 hora En miles de productos.

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And disgust is not a disembodied emotion like contempt. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. This is a challenging work, but well worth the effort; indeed ia reminds us just why there is nothing like a good book to stimulate the mind.

Disgust, however, signals dangerous division. Imagine aesthetics without disgust for tastelessness and vulgarity; imagine morality without disgust for drl, hypocrisy, stupidity, and cruelty. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.