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The Horrific, Moral, and Transcendental

Lecture no. 3 from the course: Monsters Within ...

The Horrific, Moral, and Transcendental

Taught by Professor Eric R. Williams and 2 others | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Review various concepts and ideas through history to explain, first, what horror is, and then, why people like horror. Comparing various philosophical views, Professor Breyer considers why we find horrific characters so compelling. He examines the use of three types of monsters through storytelling: the horrific, the moral, and the transcendental. He further considers how as a manifestation of evil, they become teaching tools to help us better confront real-life psychological and physical fears and to help us gain a moral compass to better understand what is right and wrong. 

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r********m
October 29, 2019
Love the topic and all three professors were very interesting and great storytellers. I learned some new things.

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k********m
October 28, 2019
Love this! Hope to see more like it!

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j********m
October 26, 2019

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