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Unformatted text preview: • Hume Skill, creativity, eloquence of the artist Sentiments of beauty and tragic emotions Tragedy is an imitation – imitation is agreeable Feagin Pleasure of tragedy is explained by our having 2 response. Direct response: fear, Pity Meta response: is a response to our direct response, depends on the existence of the direct response Direct response to tragedy will be to the tragic plot unfolding Meta response will be pleasure Direct response depends on how good the acting is, eloquence, artistic skill. Sympathy is the basis for morality. Basis for aesthetic apreciatino and seeing in ourselves the capacity for a moral response. Shared sense of humanity Because the characters are fictional, no moral commitment, you can sympathize with them....
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- Spring '08
- Tragedy, Suffering