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Philosophy and Tragedy

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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. The present volume asks the fundamental question of why it is that after Hegel, philosophy seems to have been preoccupied with the tragic and explores the dynamics of the relationship between tragic form and philosophical enquiry. The essays demonstrate how the model of tragedy affords the most extreme and thorough presentation of conflicts which are at the heart of continental philosophy, such as the topics of freedom, necessity, identity and historicity and reveal why tragedy is so essential to modern philosophical thinking.
Release date Australia
December 16th, 1999
Contributors
Edited by Miguel de Beistegui Edited by Simon Sparks
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
256
Dimensions
156x234x19
ISBN-13
9780415191425
Product ID
1739201

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