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Philosophy and Tragedy by Simon Sparks
Book DescriptionFrom Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Poetics to Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy, the theme of tragedy has been subject to radically conflicting philosophical interpretations. Despite being at the heart of philosophical debate from Ancient Greece to the Nineteenth Century, however, tragedy has yet to receive proper treatment as a philosophical tradition in its own right. 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. Philosophy and Tragedy aks why it is that thinkers as far apart as Hegel and Benjamin should make tragedy such an important theme in their work, and why, after Kant, an important strand of philosophy should present itself tragically. From Heidegger's reading of Sophocles' Antigone to Nietzsche and Benjamin's book-length studies of tragedy, Philosophy and Tragedy presents an outstanding and original study of this preoccupation. The five sections are organised clearly around five major philosophers: Hegel, Holderlin, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Benjamin
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415191425
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Simon Sparks
Philosophy and Tragedy, Hardback (December 1999)
From Heidegger's reading of Antigone to Nietzsche and Benjamin's book-length studies of tragedy, Philosophy and Tragedy presents an outstanding and original study of philosophers' preoccupation with the concept.
On Jean-Luc Nancy, Paperback (June 1997)
This collection will make it impossible to approach philosophy and its relation to the political without reference to Jean-Luc Nancy.
Retreating the Political, Hardback (May 1997)» View all books by Simon Sparks
This book assembles the key essays of two of the most celebrated continental philosophers and provides a sharp and highly original recasting of the notion of the political today.
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