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philosophy of tragedy

Helen Chapman

philosophy of tragedy

the tragedy of philosophy : the mimetic interrelationship of tragedy and philosophy in thetheoretical writings of Friedrich Hölderlin

by Helen Chapman

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Published by typescript in [s.l.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hölderlin, Friedrich, -- 1770-1843.

  • Edition Notes

    Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Warwick, 1992.

    StatementHelen Christine Chapman.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21369463M

    Part Two, The Making of Metaphysics, which makes fascinating arguments about the role of coinage in the invention and development of philosophy and abstract thought in general, will be of interest especially to classicists. This reviewer found the book exceptionally difficult and supposes that the best review would be a largely descriptive one. This book is an exhaustive survey of the philosophy of tragedy from antiquity to the present. From Aristotle to Zizek the focal question has been: why, in spite of its distressing content, do we value tragic drama? What is the nature of the "tragic effect"? Some philosophers point to a certain kind of pleasure that results from tragedy.

      Philosophy and Tragedy is a compelling contribution to that oversight and the first book to address the topic in a major way. Eleven new essays by internationally renowned philosophers clearly show how time and again, major thinkers have returned to tragedy in many of their key works.3/5(2). Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks (German: Philosophie im tragischen Zeitalter der Griechen) is an incomplete book by Friedrich had a clean copy made from his notes with the intention of publication. The notes were written around Author: Friedrich Nietzsche.

    Tragedy - Tragedy - Theory of tragedy: As the great period of Athenian drama drew to an end at the beginning of the 4th century bce, Athenian philosophers began to analyze its content and formulate its structure. In the thought of Plato (c. – bce), the history of the criticism of tragedy began with speculation on the role of censorship. Nietzsche’s first book, Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik (; The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music), marked his emancipation from the trappings of classical scholarship. A speculative rather than exegetical work, it argued that Greek tragedy arose out of the fusion of what he termed Apollonian and Dionysian.


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A Philosophy of Tragedy explores the tragic condition of man in modernity. Nietzsche knew it, but so have countless characters in literature: that the modern age places us squarely before the reflection of our own tragic condition, our existence characterized by utmost contingency, homelessness, instability, unredeemed suffering, and broken by: 3.

Reading this book is like enrolling in a small seminar taught by Professor Young on the history of the philosophy of tragedy, a course in which he personally (and personably) guides the reader from A to Z -- literally, from Aristotle through Zizek (!) -- first sympathetically presenting and then quite brilliantly critiquing *all* the philosophers' views he by: 7.

A Philosophy of Tragedy explores the tragic condition of man in modernity. Nietzsche knew it, but so have countless characters in literature: that the modern age places us squarely before the reflection of our own tragic condition, our existence characterized by utmost contingency, homelessness, instability, unredeemed suffering, and broken morality/5.

Kaufmann sets a fairly narrow agenda (it's more a book on the Greek tragedians and philosophy than a book on tragedy conceived more broadly), but nevertheless this is a wonderfully readable book in a way that few philosophy books are, and was a pleasure even for a reader for whom -I confess, having read through the plays years ago, and having only the haziest memory of which is which /5.

Philosophy and Tragedy is a compelling contribution to that oversight and the first book to address the topic in a major way.

Eleven new essays by internationally renowned philosophers clearly show how time and again, major thinkers have returned to tragedy in many of their key works. Christopher Hamilton, A Philosophy of Tragedy, Reaktion,pp., $ (pbk), ISBN Reviewed by Richard Eldridge, Swarthmore College This is a curious book: humane, decent, gracefully written, and full of learning, but not exactly a contribution to a distinct domain of academic research.

Is philosophy, as the love of wisdom, inherently tragic. Must philosophy abolish its traditional modes of thinking if it is to attain the wisdom of tragedy. Sharing a common origin, even direction, does philosophy move beyond tragedy, epitomizing it.

Is the action of tragedy analogous to the. About Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us. From the moderator of The New York Times philosophy blog ”The Stone,” a book that argues that if we want to understand ourselves we have to go back to theater, to the stage of our lives Tragedy presents a world of conflict and troubling emotion, a world where private and public lives collide and collapse.

Philosophy and Tragedy is a compelling contribution to that oversight and the first book to address the topic in a major way. Eleven new essays by internationally renowned philosophers clearly show how time and again, major thinkers have returned to tragedy in many of their key : Taylor And Francis.

A critical re-examination of the views of Plato, Aristotle, Hegel and Nietzsche on tragedy. Ancient Greek tragedy is revealed as surprisingly modern and experimental, while such concepts as mimesis, catharsis, hubris and the tragic collision are discussed from different s: 1.

The Philosophy of Tragedy From Plato to Ž i ž ek This book is a comprehensive survey of the philosophy of tragedy from antiquity to the present. From Plato to Ž i ž ek the focal ques-tion has been: Why, in spite of its distressing content, do we value tragic drama.

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Stern examines the work in detail: its place in Nietzsche's philosophical career; its value as an account of ancient Greek culture; its place in the history of German ideas, and its value as a theory of tragedy and by:   A philosopher examines ancient drama for insights into morality, power, and freedom.

In an erudite reconsideration of Greek tragedy, philosopher Critchley (Philosophy/New School for Social Research; What We Think About When We Think About Soccer,etc.) asserts that the ancient Greek past offers “a way of questioning and destabilizing the present.”Author: Simon Critchley.

The book is essentially broken into three focuses: tragedy, Sophistry, and the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle. As it proceeds, it gains more of a. This book is a full survey of the philosophy of tragedy from antiquity to the present.

From Aristotle to Žižek the focal question has been: why, in spite of its distressing content, do we value tragic drama. What is the nature of the 'tragic effect'. Some philosophers point to a Brand: Cambridge University Press. Description and explanation of the major themes of The Birth of Tragedy.

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"Philosophy and Tragedy is a collection of essays by some of today's leading philosophers on the encounter between philosophy and tragedy in the work of.

This book is a full survey of the philosophy of tragedy from antiquity to the present. From Aristotle to Zizek the focal question has been: why, in spite of its distressing content, do we value tragic drama.

What is the nature of the 'tragic effect'. Some philosophers point to a certain kind of pleasure that results from tragedy.4/5(14). A Philosophy of Tragedy explores the tragic condition of man in modernity. Nietzsche knew it, but so have countless characters in literature: that the modern age places us squarely before the reflection of our own tragic condition, our existence characterized by utmost contingency, homelessness, instability, unredeemed suffering, and broken morality.

Christopher Hamilton examines the works of. Tragedy has always been an important topic in philosophy, ever since Aristotle first wrote about the subject in his ""Poetics"".

This text is a collection of essays by leading philosophers on the encounter between philosophy and tragedy in the work of Hegel, Holderlin, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Benjamin.

About this book. Introduction. Is philosophy, as the love of wisdom, inherently tragic? Must philosophy abolish its traditional modes of thinking if it is to attain the wisdom of tragedy?

Sharing a common origin, even direction, does philosophy move beyond tragedy, epitomizing it? Is the action of tragedy analogous to the activity of philosophy?This book is a full survey of the philosophy of tragedy from antiquity to the present.

From Aristotle to Žižek the focal question has been: why, in spite of its distressing content, do we value tragic drama? What is the nature of the 'tragic effect'? Some philosophers point to a 1/5(4).The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music (German: Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik) is an work of dramatic theory by the German philosopher Friedrich was reissued in as The Birth of Tragedy, Or: Hellenism and Pessimism (German: Die Geburt der Tragödie, Oder: Griechentum und Pessimismus).The later edition contained a prefatory essay, "An Attempt at Author: Friedrich Nietzsche.