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dc.contributor.advisorBerges, Sandrinéen_US
dc.contributor.authorYücel, Uğur Eylülen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-12T10:49:10Z
dc.date.available2019-06-12T10:49:10Z
dc.date.copyright2019-05
dc.date.issued2019-06
dc.date.submitted2019-06-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/52016
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2019.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 51-52).en_US
dc.description.abstractDavid Hume (1982) in Of Tragedy asks the question that how is it possible for audiences to get pleasure from disagreeable emotions? My dissertation addresses the contemporary version of the paradox of tragedy that raises the same aesthetic concern, that is, the paradox of horror. The question raised by the paradox of horror as follows: why do we like to experience horror art experiences we would normally avoid in real life? There are some replies to the paradox which explain the reason why in such a way that horror stories are about proving the existence of a monster that is disgusting and terrifying or some people can enjoy negative emotions if there is an understanding that people do not in general like negative emotions. In this dissertation, however, I offer a different standpoint. I argue that a rich account of our aesthetic enjoyment of horror art must take human emotional development into account. That is, the capacity for sympathy, which is an important part of our moral education, we have for others can be shaped and so developed by reading and watching tragedies. My dissertation focuses on 18th-century philosophers' arguments on sympathy with regards to the paradox of tragedy. After establishing whether sympathy helps us solve the paradox of tragedy, I apply the notion of sympathy to the paradox of horror by using Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as an example.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Uğur Eylül Yücelen_US
dc.format.extentvii, 52 leaves ; 30 cmen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectHorroren_US
dc.subjectMonsteren_US
dc.subjectParadoxen_US
dc.subjectSympathyen_US
dc.subjectTragedyen_US
dc.titleThe paradox of horror or the value of negative aesthetic experiencesen_US
dc.title.alternativeKorku paradoksu veya olumsuz estetik deneyimlerin değerien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB156260


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