Catharsis

  • catharsis (from greek κάθαρσις, katharsis, meaning "purification" or "cleansing" or "clarification") refers to the purification and purgation of emotions—particularly pity and fear—through art[1] or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration.[2][3] it is a metaphor originally used by aristotle in the poetics, comparing the effects of tragedy on the mind of a spectator to the effect of catharsis on the body.[4][5]

  • dramatic uses
  • "catharsis" before tragedy
  • therapeutic uses
  • social catharsis
  • see also
  • notes
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Catharsis (from Greek κάθαρσις, katharsis, meaning "purification" or "cleansing" or "clarification") refers to the purification and purgation of emotions—particularly pity and fear—through art[1] or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration.[2][3] It is a metaphor originally used by Aristotle in the Poetics, comparing the effects of tragedy on the mind of a spectator to the effect of catharsis on the body.[4][5]

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العربية: تطهير (أرسطو)
български: Катарзис
català: Catarsi
Чӑвашла: Катарсис
čeština: Katarze
eesti: Katarsis
Ελληνικά: Κάθαρση
español: Catarsis
Esperanto: Katarso
euskara: Katarsi
فارسی: کاتارسیس
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galego: Catarse
한국어: 카타르시스
հայերեն: Կատարսիս
hrvatski: Katarza
Bahasa Indonesia: Katarsis
íslenska: Kaþarsis
italiano: Catarsi
עברית: קתרזיס
қазақша: Катарсис
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latviešu: Katarse
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magyar: Katarzis
日本語: カタルシス
norsk: Katarsis
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português: Catarse
română: Catharsis
русский: Катарсис
slovenčina: Katarzia
српски / srpski: Катарза
suomi: Katarsis
svenska: Katarsis
тоҷикӣ: Катарсис
Türkçe: Katarsis
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中文: 淨化作用