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Cheap Thrills of Horror (CoffeeHour)

David Eduardo Torres Alvarez (@edvardotorres), Trinity College Dublin

"Abstract-in-a-tweet": Why do we like being scared? Why do we enjoy fear & disgust in relation to horror but in, say, an everyday setting, we would normally be repulsed by whatever triggers such emotions? This is what philosophers call "the paradox of horror". Join me in trying to solve it, if you dare. [Extended abstract available]