1300 36 33 32

"This is vintage Krell-he is as always, a reader in the best sense of the word..." -Dennis J. Schmidt "Krell is a strong and often eloquent writer...I regard this to be one of his most important works..." -Jason M. Wirth In The Tragic Absolute, David Farrell Krell shows that German Idealist and Romantic theories of literature and aesthetic judgment, especially when it comes to tragedy, are closer to the heart of metaphysics and ethics than previously thought. Krell not only explores the contributions of Schelling, Holderlin, Novalis, Hegel, and Nietzsche to the aesthetics of tragedy, he also charts the fate of the absolute and speculative philosophy in terms of the tragic. Krell explodes the usual conception that aesthetic judgments about literary genres are relatively marginal subjects for philosophy. Indeed, in Krell's view, even God himself, the very absolute of traditional metaphysics, is seen as languishing and condemned to tragic downfall. Questions concerning the death of God, the role of trauma and forgetting in narrative, the overcoming of barriers between humans and other living beings, and the role of music and rhythm as sources of ecstasy are highlighted in this keen, precise, and lively book.

Buy Tragic Absolute book by David Farrell Krell from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780253217530
ISBN-10: 0253217539
Format: Paperback
(5969mm x 3963mm x 31mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Tragic Absolute book by David Farrell Krell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - David Farrell Krell

David Farrell Krell, Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, is author of several books, including Postponements (IUP, 1986), Of Memory, Reminiscence, Writing (IUP, 1990), Daimon Life (IUP, 1992), Infectious Nietzsche (IUP, 1996), and Contagion (IUP, 1998).

Books By Author David Farrell Krell

Derrida and Our Animal Others by David Farrell Krell

Derrida and Our Animal Others

Paperback, June 2013
$42.64
Exceedingly Nietzsche by David Farrell Krell

Exceedingly Nietzsche

Paperback, February 2012
$63.89
Basic Writings: Martin Heidegger by David Farrell Krell

Basic Writings: Martin Heidegger

Paperback, August 2010
$31.49
Good European by David Farrell Krell

The Good European

Paperback, January 2000
$73.80