Laura Dern's Vomit, or, Kant and Derrida in Oz

Eugenie Brinkema


This article explores the role of disgust in Kant's aesthetic philosophy, Derrida's deconstruction of Kant's third Critique in his article 'Economimesis,' and the figure of vomit in two films by David Lynch in order to argue for the ethical possibilities of not giving ground relative to one's disgust - what I term an ethics of the worse than the worst.


Vomit; Disgust; Lynch, David; Aesthetics; Kant; Derrida

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