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Tragedy and philosophy

Tragedy and philosophy

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tragic, The.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by N. Georgopoulos.
    ContributionsGeorgopoulos, N.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBH301.T7 T72 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 221 p. ;
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1732479M
    ISBN 100312089384
    LC Control Number92037143
    OCLC/WorldCa26855683

    The best Tragedy and philosophy book and this applies to Greek tragedy is not didactic: it does not try to tell us outright how we ought or ought not to behave. Instead, as he was spelling out the different facets of what he called reflective judgment, he was led to define the terms of a type of experience -- aesthetic and teleological -- in which subject and object, the intelligible and the sensible, the infinite and the finite, reason and understanding, liberty and necessity are thought of in their togetherness. Although the word tragedy is often used loosely to describe any sort of disaster or misfortune, it more precisely refers to a work of art that probes with high seriousness questions concerning the role of man in the universe. Arthur Miller; His lectures were sabotaged by German philosophy professors who advised their students not to show up for Nietzsche's courses. In contrast to the typical Enlightenment view of ancient Greek culture as noble, simple, elegant and grandiose, Nietzsche believed the Greeks were grappling with pessimism.

    Reviewed by Martin Thibodeau, Saint-Paul University It is well known that the publication of Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment in sparked intense debates among German philosophers and intellectuals, which gave birth to what would later be referred to as German Idealism or post-Kantian idealist philosophy. The Greek Tragedy and philosophy book became healthy through direct experience of the Dionysian within the protective spirit-of-tragedy on the Apollonian stage. But while there are sometimes relevant skills and virtues available within particular contexts, there is no general, objective story that can be told about virtue in general. In this way, tragedy is born from music. What we learn from a tragedy—the effect it has on us—results from the way it is structured to draw our minds toward general truths and ideas; that is, from its mythos. I know that Oedipus is not a real person and that no one is really suffering when I watch Oedipus suffer.

    By the end of the 18th century, advocating for the superiority of one era over the other would be replaced by the recognition of different eras' specificities, differences and similarities, which came to be known as historicization. As I've already mentioned, Billings Tragedy and philosophy book an ambitious, exceptionally well-documented and comprehensive study, examining most of the major works on the topic since the late 17th century Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes to the early 19th century German post-Kantian engagement with tragedy. The soundest healthiest foothold is in both. They stated that in his third Critique Kant did not conceive of freedom as an unknowable, supersensible "entity" distinct from and opposed to empirical reality. Secondarily derivative are lyrical poetry and drama, which represent mere phenomenal appearances of objects.


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More specifically, ethically we might hope to construct some good-enough personal relations that embody genuine love, intimacy, wit, and fun, as Cavell as argued in describing how the principal pairs in comedies of remarriage achieve an erotic friendship of virtue, [1] or as Alexander Nehamas has recently understood friendship.

The value of art, on the whole, seems to stem more from its ability to arouse emotion and awareness on an abstract, general level, rather than to teach us particular truths.

The Paradox of Tragedy

What we learn from a tragedy—the effect Tragedy and philosophy book has on us—results from the way it is structured to draw our minds toward general truths and ideas; that is, from its mythos.

Plot, then, is central to a tragedy, because that is where, if at all, its value lies. See Article History Alternative Title: Classical tragedy Tragedy, branch of drama that treats in a serious and dignified style the sorrowful or terrible events encountered or caused by a heroic individual.

It is indifferent toward politics,—'un-German,' to use the language of the present time—it smells offensively Hegelian, and the cadaverous perfume of Schopenhauer sticks only to a few formulas.

That is neither Apollinian nor Dionysian; it negates all aesthetic values—the only values that the 'Birth of Tragedy' recognizes: it is nihilistic in the most profound sense, while Tragedy and philosophy book the Dionysian symbol the ultimate limit of affirmation is attained.

The mythos of a piece of art is the way it is structured and organized in order to make a coherent statement. In their view, Kant's notion of metaphysical and moral freedom reflected the "real" and "concrete" freedom that seemed to be playing itself out on the stage of the most extraordinary political event the Western world had ever seen: the French Revolution.

Second, we might ask to what extent katharsis Tragedy and philosophy book the purpose of tragedy, and to what extent it is an occasional effect of tragedy. According to these authors, Greek tragedies Tragedy and philosophy book as Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus and Antigone represented a view of freedom very much in tune with what was being sought after in modern times.

Although this may be an everyday observation, it is a surprising one. So, how to solve the paradox? Instead, as he was spelling out the different facets of what he called reflective judgment, he was led to define the terms of a type of experience -- aesthetic and teleological -- in which subject and object, the intelligible and the sensible, the infinite and the finite, reason and understanding, liberty and necessity are thought of in their togetherness.

At the same time, there is definitely a lot we can learn from a subtle appreciation of art. Later critics found justification for their own predilections in the authority of Greek drama and Aristotle.

According to Billings, such a historicized understanding of tragedy would become central to discussions among the above-mentioned German post-Kantian philosophers and writers. In this perspective, pleasure and pain are not really opposites: they may be two sides of the very same coin.

That is, according to Aristotle, happiness consists in a certain kind of activity rather than in a certain quality of character. Nietzsche's theory of Athenian tragic drama suggests exactly how, before Euripides and Socrates, the Dionysian and Apollonian elements of life were artistically woven together.

In addition, these authors argued that the tragic view of freedom is best understood in connection with Kant's view of freedom expressed in his Critique of the Power of Judgment.Marianne Cowan, in her introduction to Nietzsche's Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks, describes the situation in these words: The Birth of Tragedy presented a view of the Greeks so alien to the spirit of the time and to the ideals of its scholarship that it blighted Nietzsche's entire academic career.

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