Philosophical Studies 173 (2):337-350 (2016)

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Natalja Deng
Yonsei University
Daan Evers
University of Groningen
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We offer a new answer to the paradox of tragedy. We explain part of the appeal of tragic art in terms of its acknowledgement of sad aspects of life and offer a tentative explanation of why acknowledgement is a source of pleasure
Keywords Paradox of tragedy  Acknowledgement theory  Susan Feagin  Jonathan Lear
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