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First week of notes for Tragedy unit

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First week of notes for Tragedy unit PHI 2010

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Part 1 of Tragedy Notes
Introduction to Philosophy
John Schwenkler
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Tragedy Notes Part 1 The essence of the tragedy conundrum 0 Why do people enjoy tragic works 0 Things to think about 0 Most people enjoy a work of tragedy 0 Most people do not enjoy a tragedy to happen in real life 0 The question of the morality of liking works of tragedy 0 People like tragedies because of the emotional response they give us not despite of this response Hume thought people enjoy works of tragedy because of the pleasantness of the aesthetic features 0 According to Dubos people enjoy works of tragedy because humans don t like boredom and tragedies make you feel something which is better than feeling nothing at all 0 Hume disagrees because he points out that people don t actually like bad things to happen to u in real life 0 Fontenelle thought that knowing that a tragic work is ctional numbs the pain 0 Hume objected because he said people still enjoy it even when it is ctional Hume s alternative view on why we like tragic works is because of the way it is presented 0 Lightingcinematography 0 Story development 0 Makeup 0 Quality of the acting o This plays into his main idea of conversion in which the predominant emotion the pleasantness of the aesthetic features overcomes the subordinate emotion sadness from tragic aw or event


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