Acknowledgement and the paradox of tragedy

Daan Evers, Natalja Deng

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-350
Number of pages14
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1

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  • Philosophy

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