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Hegel and Greek Tragedy - Martin Thibodeau

Hegel and Greek Tragedy

Hardcover Published: 18th December 2012
ISBN: 9780739177297
Number Of Pages: 197

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This study is concerned with the different interpretations of Greek tragedy proposed by G.W.F. Hegel. While Hegel's philosophical interest in tragedy as an art form is well known, the motivation for his preoccupation with this art form needs to be further explored. Indeed, why would Hegel, a pivotal figure of German idealism, be inclined to concern himself with a form of poetry that reached its peak in the 5th century B.C.? Precisely this question forms the core of this book. It articulates what the primary stakes are and thereby develop and defend the thesis that Hegel's examination of Greece and tragedy is one that has a direct bearing on the "fate" of politics in the modern world.

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A concern with Greek tragedy saturates Hegel's thought from its youthful inception to its grand culminations. Quietly, yet relentlessly the themes, structures, and movements of this art form informs and shapes the heart of the Hegelian system. Martin Thibodeau's book ably traces the significance of tragedy for any understanding of Hegel.--Dennis J. Schmidt, Pennsylvania State University

Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Spirit of Christianity and Its Fate: Law, Love, and Tragic Fatep. 23
The Essay on Natural Law: "Tragedy in Ethical Life" Die Tragödie im Sittlichenp. 55
The Phenomenology of Spirit: The Science of the Experience of Consciousness and Greek Tragedyp. 93
The Lectures on Fine Art: The "Death of Art" and Greek Tragedyp. 139
Conclusionp. 177
Bibliographyp. 189
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ISBN: 9780739177297
ISBN-10: 073917729X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: 18th December 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.48

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