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Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics
Savoring Disgust The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics
Author: Carolyn Korsmeyer
Disgust is among the strongest of aversions, characterized by involuntary physical recoil and even nausea. Yet paradoxically, disgusting objects can sometimes exert a grisly allure, and this emotion can constitute a positive, appreciative aesthetic response when exploited by works of art -- a phenomenon labelled here "aesthetic disgust." While t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780199756940
ISBN-10: 0199756945
Publication Date: 3/17/2011
Pages: 208
Edition: 1
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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Book Type: Hardcover
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