The Meanings of Disgusting Art

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

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Filippo Contesi
Universitat de Barcelona


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