Emotion Review 9 (2):140-145 (2017)

Authors
Darren Hick
Susquehanna University
Abstract
We explore the classical philosophical problem of the “paradox of tragedy”—the problem of accounting for our apparent pleasure in feeling pity and terror as audiences of staged tragedies. After outlining the history of the problem in philosophy, we suggest that Apter’s reversal theory offers great potential for resolving the paradox, while explaining some of the central intuitions motivating philosophical proposals—an ideal starting point to bridge a narrowing gap between philosophy and psychology.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1177/1754073916639660
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 64,316
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Drives and the C. N. S.D. O. Hebb - 1955 - Psychological Review 62 (4):243-254.
Meno. Plato & Lane Cooper - 1961 - In Edith Hamilton & Huntington Cairns (eds.), The Collected Dialogues of Plato. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
The Pleasures of Tragedy.Susan L. Feagin - 1983 - American Philosophical Quarterly 20 (1):95 - 104.

View all 9 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

What’s the Problem with the Frame Problem?Sheldon J. Chow - 2013 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 4 (2):309-331.
The Frame Problem and Theories of Belief.Scott Hendricks - 2006 - Philosophical Studies 129 (2):317-33.
The Frame Problem: An AI Fairy Tale. [REVIEW]Kevin B. Korb - 1998 - Minds and Machines 8 (3):317-351.
The Dramatic True Story of the Frame Default.Vladimir Lifschitz - 2015 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 44 (2):163-176.
Animals as Cost‐Based Robots.David McFarland - 1992 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 6 (2):133 – 153.
Thinking Through Tragedy: Critical Distance and the Law of Genre.James Corby - 2017 - Journal for Cultural Research 21 (4):368-382.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-11-03

Total views
14 ( #713,125 of 2,456,150 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #449,533 of 2,456,150 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes