How Transparent is Disgust?

European Journal of Philosophy 25 (4):1810-1823 (2017)
  Copy   BIBTEX


According to the so-called transparency thesis, what is disgusting in nature cannot but be disgusting in art. This paper critically discusses the arguments that have been put forward in favour of the transparency thesis, starting with Korsmeyer's (2011) sensory view of disgust. As an alternative, it offers an account of the relationship between disgust and representation that explains, at least in part, whatever truth there is in the transparency thesis. Such an account appeals to a distinction between object-centric and situation-centric emotions.

Author's Profile

Filippo Contesi
Universitat de Barcelona


Added to PP

686 (#19,018)

6 months
85 (#43,414)

Historical graph of downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.
How can I increase my downloads?