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Real Horror

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195145502
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834969 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019514550X.003.0005
 Real Horror

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Horror is not the same as fear, and while fear contains an essential action tendency horror does not. And while we can enjoy fear (as Aristotle argued in our viewing of tragic theater) there is no enjoying of horror.

Keywords: horror; fear; World Trade Center; art-horror; Noël Carroll; Cynthia Freeland; Dan Shaw; Kendall Walton; narrative; monsters; disgust; aesthetics; paradox of horror; pleasure; control; detachment

Chapter.  11415 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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