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Noun1.katharsis - purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
purging, purge - an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
2.katharsis - (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensionskatharsis - (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
purging, purge - an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
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Particularly impressive was Katharsis, a six-movement cello concerto by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, one of the festival's two composers-in-residence.
And it has earned its creators, the locally based student duo Samir Qassim (Katharsis) and Sevin Fernando (Insomniac), the title of Best Major Project from the creative media institute, SAE Dubai.
Taylor, the Nigerian man, tends to Reither's injury--Reither had cut himself on the girl's necklace as he was trying to prevent her from leaving the car--yet although the text seems to indicate that he and his family might continue their journey with Reither, I caution against an interpretation of this ending as a form of "Katharsis" (Platthaus) or selfless "Fluchthilfe" (Theele 64).
(5) Bernays, who was the uncle of Sigmund Freud's wife, promulgated the notion that katharsis in the Poetics means "purgation"; this idea not only shaped the interpretation of the treatise for the next century, but may also, in the process, have had a drastic impact on the development of Freudian psychoanalysis.
Jiri Fajkus performed Adrian Democ's early solo cello piece, Katharsis. The audience then had the opportunity to compare the development of this Slovak composer's creative methods over the course of fifteen years, when the two musicians mentioned above were joined by trumpet player Jan Pribil for the world premiere of Democ's newest piece, A Luca Marenzio.
Aristotle, in his Poetics on tragedy, discusses how tragedians prime the final surprise, or Katharsis. The emotional impact, he explains relies on events that prime the audience's emotions of pity and fear, events the audience must find realistic and credible, that is, they must mesh with its existing concept repertoires.
Efectivamente, cuando en la infancia se aprendio la moderacion emocional, solo entonces los ciudadanos estan habilitados para experimentar el descontrol emocional que posibilita la katharsis. Por esta razon, esta funcion musical solo puede ser ejercitada por los ciudadanos y durante su adultez, por ende, no es comparable ni identifiable con la relajacion que produce la musica destinada al descanso de los trabajadores manuales, la cual se corresponde con la funcion ludica.
The ending incorporates a paradoxical condition like the terror and pity of katharsis, but tempers the "characteristic pleasure" (Aristotle 38) of classical resolution and release.
Segun el autor, se trata del fragmento inicial de un libro que nunca se publico, titulado Katharsis.
notion of katharsis. Even a brief treatment of the question cannot be
The title comes from the Greek word katharsis, which means 'purgation' or purging.
O prazer estetico e as experiencias fundamentais da Poiesis, Aesthesis e Katharsis. In: LIMA, Luis Costa (Org.).