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A toilet, plumbing fixture and disposal system primarily intended for the disposal of the human waste. Before the 20th century, toilet universally referred to personal grooming, bathing and washing combing or arranging one's hair, shaving, etc., a sense preserved today in toiletry 'personal grooming item'. Nowadays, it is mostly used to indicate a lavatory. "Toilet of the mouth", however, is still is use by oral surgeons.

Toilet philosophy

toilet philosophy

A number of philosophers have been interested in excrement and can be considered -- not meant in a derogatory way -- toilet philosophers. Among them are Montaigne, Georges Bataille, Peter Sloterdijk and Slavoj Žižek.

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