Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Paradox of Horror and Tragedy

We have compiled a list of sources pertaining to both the paradox of horror and the paradox of tragedy since they are closely related to one another.


Carroll, Noel.  "Why Horror?" Arguing about Art. Ed. Neil, Alex., and Aaron Ridley. New York: Routledge, 2008. 297-316. Print.

Gaut, Berys. "The Paradox of Horror." Arguing about Art. Ed. Alex Neil, and Aaron Ridley. New York: Routledge, 2008. 317-329. Print.

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Aristotle, Poetics. Trans. Joe Sachs. Newburyport: Focus Publishing, 2006, Print.

Hume, David. Essays: Moral, Political, Literary. New York: Cosimo, 2006. Print.

Carroll, Noel. The Philosophy of Horror: Or Paradoxes of the Heart. New York: Routledge, 1991. Print.

Nussbaum, Martha C. The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 2001. Print.

Lovecraft, H.P., and Everett F. Bleiler. Supernatural Horror in Literature. New York: Dover Publication, 1973. Print.

Heller, Terry. The Delights of Terror: An Aesthetics of the Tale of Terror. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987. Print.

Shaw, Daniel, and Steven Schneider J. Dark Thoughts: Philosophical Reflections on Cinematic Horror. Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.

Walton, Kendall. Mimesis as Make-Believe. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990. Print.

Journal Articles:

Carroll, Noel. "Disgust or Fascination : A Response to Susan Feagin." Philosophical Studies 65.1 (1992): 85-90. Web.

Carroll, Noel. "Enjoying Horror Fictions: A reply to Gaut." British Journal of Aesthetics 35.1 (1995): 67-72. Web.

Carroll, Noel. "Horror, Helplessness, and Vulnerability: A reply to Robert Solomon. Philosophy and Literature 17.1 (1993): 110-118. Web.

Dadlez, E. M. "Pleased andAfflictedd: Hume on the Paradox of Tragic Pleasure." Hume Studies 30.2 (2004): 213-236. Web.

Eaton, Marcia. "A Strange Kind of Sadness." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 41.1 (1982): 51-63. Web.

Gaut, Berys. "The Enjoyment Theory of Horror: A Response to Carroll." British Journal of Aesthetics 35.3 (1995): 284-289. Web.

Griffin, Drew E. "Nietzsche on Tragedy and Parody." Philosophy and Literature 18.2 (1994): 339-347. Web.

Iseminger, Gary. "How Strange a Sadness?." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 42.1 (1983): 81-82. Web.

Levinson, Jerrold. "Music and Negative Emotion." Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 63.1 (1982): 327-346. Web.

Morreall, John. "Enjoying Negative Emotions in Fictions." Philosophy and Literature 9.1 (1985): 95-103. Web.

Markowitz, Sally. "Guilty Pleasures: Aesthetic Meta-Response and Fiction." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 50.1 (1992): 307-316. Web.

Neill, Alex. "On a Paradox of the Heart." Philosophical Studies 65.1 (1992): 53-65. Web.

Neil, Alex. "An Unaccountable Pleasure": Hume on Tragedy and the Passions." Hume Studies 24.2 (1998):335-354. Web.

Packer, Mark. "Dissolving the Paradox of Tragedy." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 47.1 (1989): 212-219. Web.

Shapshay, Sandra. "The Problem with the Problem of Tragedy : Schopenhauer’s Solution Revisited." British Journal of Aesthetics, 52.1: (2012): 17-32.

Schier, Flint. "The Claims of Tragedy: An Essay in Moral Psychology and Aesthetic Theory." Philosophical Papers 18.1 (1989): 7-26. Web.

Smuts, Aaron. "The Paradox of Painful Art." The Journal of Aesthetic Education 41.3 (2007): 59-76. Web.

Solomon, Robert S. "The Philosophy of Horror, Or Paradoxes of the Heart (Review)." Philosophy and Literature 16.1 (1992): 163-173. Web.

Williams, Christopher. "Is Tragedy Paradoxical." British Journal of Aesthetics 38.1 (1998): 47-62. Web.

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