This entertaining and informative book is an excellent example of a relatively new genre: philosophy informed by and working in partnership with cognitive science, evolutionary psychology and neurophysiology…. I found it hard to put this book down, and recommend it as a shining example of genuine progress in moral philosophy, arising from bona fide increases in our understanding of who and what we are.—Simon Blackburn, Times Higher Education—
Kelly has provided the best kind of gateway for anyone interested in learning about disgust and its pervasive role in our society…. By looking closely at the functional nature of disgust, the highly complex and subtle workings behind a given motivational and evaluative attitude have been revealed.
, Queen’s University Belfast, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Yuck! is a short, clear, engaging book that is likely to make a lasting impact on philosophical thinking about the emotions. No philosopher making claims about the emotions can afford not to read it and learn its lessons.
Yuck! remains an impressive achievement and is well worth reading. Kelly’s theory of disgust is intricate, novel, and compelling, and Kelly raises many fascinating questions about its implications.
This book is highly recommended for those readers interested in the latest and most exciting aspects of current scholarship on the study of the emotions. Readers too who are interested on evolutionary psychology, moral psychology or neuroethics will find this book stimulating.
Sophisticated, broadly interdisciplinary….the book as a whole provides a fine example of careful intellectual argument, a model, in fact, for students not only in philosophy.
—The European Legacy