The Meanings of Disgusting Art

Essays in Philosophy 17 (1):68-94 (2016)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

It has been recently argued, contrary to the received eighteenth-century view, that disgust is compatible with aesthetic pleasure. According to such arguments, what allows this compatibility is the interest that art appreciators sometimes bestow on the cognitive content of disgust. On this view, the most interesting aspect of this cognitive content is identified in meanings connected with human mortality. The aim of this paper is to show that these arguments are unsuccessful.

Similar books and articles

Korsmeyer on Fiction and Disgust.Filippo Contesi - 2015 - British Journal of Aesthetics 55 (1):109-116.
Disgust, Moral Disgust, and Morality.Joshua Gert - 2014 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 11 (4):33-54.
Toward a Poetics of Cinematic Disgust.Julian Hanich - 2011 - Film-Philosophy 15 (2):11-35.
De-moralizing disgustingness.Christopher Knapp - 2003 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 66 (2):253–278.
Disgust and Aesthetics.Carolyn Korsmeyer - 2012 - Philosophy Compass 7 (11):753-761.
Disgust: The body and soul emotion in the 21st century.P. Rozin, J. Haidt & C. R. McCauley - 2009 - In Bunmi O. Olatunji & Dean McKay (eds.), Disgust and its disorders. American Psychological Association. pp. 2008.
The Good and the Gross.Alexandra Plakias - 2013 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (2):261-278.
Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics. [REVIEW]Filippo Contesi - 2012 - British Journal of Aesthetics 52 (1):113-116.
Moral Disgust.Michael Hauskeller - 2006 - Ethical Perspectives 13 (4):571-602.
Animals as disgust elicitors.T. J. Kasperbauer - 2015 - Biology and Philosophy 30 (2):167-185.

Analytics

Added to PP
2016-02-13

Downloads
2,296 (#3,790)

6 months
165 (#20,551)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Filippo Contesi
Universitat de Barcelona

Citations of this work

Art and Emotion.Filippo Contesi - 2018 - Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy.

Add more citations

References found in this work

A perspective on disgust.Paul Rozin & April E. Fallon - 1987 - Psychological Review 94 (1):23-41.
The Good and the Gross.Alexandra Plakias - 2013 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (2):261-278.
The Meaning of Disgust: A Refutation.Nina Strohminger - 2014 - Emotion Review 6 (3):214-216.

View all 9 references / Add more references