Tragedy and Philosophy

  • N. Georgopoulos

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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? Have Hegel and Nietzsche distorted the tragic? Can there be a philosophy of the tragic? It is with such questions that the essays of this volume become involved, coming up with original interpretations of tragedy, new approaches to traditional views, and novel conceptions of philosophy. Their diversity and novelty emerge out of a common problematic, a theme they all address: the relation between philosophy and tragedy. By exploring this relation, this volume adds to our comprehension of both..

Keywords

history history of philosophy literary theory literature philosophy psychology tragedy

Editors and affiliations

  • N. Georgopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Kent State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-22759-4
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-22761-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-22759-4
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