The Philosophy of Horror Or Paradoxes of the Heart PDF

Noel Carroll film scholar and philosopher offers the first serious look at the aesthetics of horror In this book he discusses the nature and narrative structures of the genre dealing with horror as a transmedia phenomenon A fan and serious student of the horror genre Carroll brings to bear his comprehensive knowledge of obscure and forgotten works as well as of the horror masterpieces Working from a philosophical perspective he tries to account for how people can find pleasure in having their wits scared out of them What after all are those paradoxes of the heart that make us want to be horrified?Noel Carroll film scholar and philosopher offers the first serious look at the aesthetics of horror In this book he discusses the nature and narrative structures of the genre dealing with horror as a transmedia phenomenon A fan and serious student of the horror genre Carroll brings to bear his comprehensive knowledge of obscure and forgotten works as well as of the horror masterpieces Working from a philosophical perspective he tries to account for how people can find pleasure in having their wits scared out of them What after all are those paradoxes of the heart that make us want to be horrified?Noel Carroll film scholar and philosopher offers the first serious look at the aesthetics of horror In this book he discusses the nature and narrative structures of the genre dealing with horror as a transmedia phenomenon A fan and serious student of the horror genre Carroll brings to bear his comprehensive knowledge of obscure and forgotten works as well as of the horror masterpieces Working from a philosophical perspective he tries to account for how people can find pleasure in having their wits scared out of them What after all are those paradoxes of the heart that make us want to be horrified?