The Body and the Emotions: Anger, Disgust and Contempt

  • Padmasiri de SilvaEmail author


Carroll Izard , a pioneer in emotion studies, considered anger , disgust and contempt as the ‘hostility triad’ and this chapter has a focus on the physiological, psychological, moral and metaphysical facets of disgust, as well as an entry into the contemplative meditative discernment in Buddhist practice. There is also a short entry into ‘disenchantment’ in the life of Prince Siddhārtha, and concluding reflections on self-disgust and beyond to wholeness in the Sri Lankan novel, Dispassion (Virāgaya). The chapter examines the thematic strands of the concept of disgust.


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  1. 1.Faculty of Philosophical, Historical and International StudiesMonash UniversitySpringvaleAustralia

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