Winfried Menninghaus, "Disgust: The Theory and History of a Strong Sensation (Suny Series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory)."
Publisher: State University of New York Press | ISBN: 0791458318 | 2003 edition | PDF | 512 Pages | 3,16 MB
Examines this forceful emotion from philosophical, literary, and art historical perspectives.
Disgust (Ekel, degout) is a state of high alert. It acutely says "no" to a variety of phenomena that seemingly threaten the integrity of the self, if not its very existence. A counterpart to the feelings of appetite, desire, and love, it allows at the same time for an acting out of hidden impulses and libidinal drives.In Disgust, Winfried Menninghaus provides a comprehensive account of the significance of this forceful emotion in philosophy, aesthetics, literature, the arts, psychoanalysis, and theory of culture from the eighteenth century to the present. Topics addressed include the role of disgust as both a cognitive and moral organon in Kant and Nietzsche…