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Matthew Strohl
University of Montana
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I argue that a solution to the paradox of horror should accommodate the possibility of enjoying an aesthetic experience partly in virtue of its being painful. This possibility is typically thought to be ruled out by the very nature of pleasure and pain. I argue that this is not so for adverbial accounts of pleasure. Using Aristotle's theory of pleasure as an example of an adverbial account, I show that it is possible for to enjoy an aesthetic experience partly in virtue of its being painful.
Keywords paradox of tragedy  paradox of horror  paradox of painful art  negative aesthetics  negative affect  negative emotions
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DOI 10.1111/j.1540-6245.2012.01512.x
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