Thursday, March 31, 2011

Paradoxes of Horror

'With respect to horror, these paradoxes can be summed up in the following two questions: 1) how can anyone be frightened by what they know does not exist, and 2) why would anyone ever be interested in horror, since being horrified is so unpleasant?'

-Noel Carroll, The Philosophy of Horror or Paradoxes of the Heart, p. 8