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In Defense of Sentimentality$
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Robert C. Solomon

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195145502

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2004

DOI: 10.1093/019514550X.001.0001

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Real Horror

Real Horror

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(p.108) Five Real Horror
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In Defense of Sentimentality
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Robert C. Solomon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019514550X.003.0005

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

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