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The joy of pain : schadenfreude and the dark side of human nature

Author: Richard H Smith
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that schadenfreude is a normal human emotion, looking at its roots in feelings of justice, positive sense of self, and concern with inferiority.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Smith
ISBN: 9780199734542 0199734542
OCLC Number: 818293684
Description: xviii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The highs of superiority --
Looking up by looking down --
Others must fail --
Self and other --
Deserved misfortunes are sweet --
Justice gets personal --
Humilitainment --
There's something about envy --
Envy transmuted --
Dark pleasures unleashed --
How would Lincoln feel?
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Few people confess easily to taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others. Maybe this is why there is no word for the feeling in English. And so schadenfreude, that beguiling German word, is borrowed  Read more...

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