[Autom. eng. transl.] Fear is the oldest of emotions, a sort of automatic pilot that puts into action an instinctive response that has worked for millennia. Even if we do not have to escape predators anymore, but face more sophisticated threats, crimes or imaginary ones, knowing how to sniff danger is a precious resource to survive not only in the physical world, but above all in the sociated relationship. Courage, one cannot give it, said Don Abbondio, but, as this book teaches us, to be afraid is a healthy reaction that prepares us for action. And the most intelligent answer may be, depending on the case, the fight, the escape, the astute avoidance of the obstacle or a good laugh that buries the opponent. The book also touches on many other strings: from the different cultural attitudes towards fear to the most painful existential aspects of the human condition, from the pleasure of attending a horror film to the taste of adventure.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] FEAR TO FIGHT OR ESCAPE? THE MANY STRATEGIES OF AN INSTINCTIVE DEFENSE MECHANISM|
|Number of pages||188|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|