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by Dennis J. Schmidt

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Dennis J. Schmidt
ISBN: 0253338689
ISBN13: 978-0253338686
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana University Press (December 15, 2001)
Pages: 432
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What Greek tragedy and German philosophy reveal about the meaning of art for ethical life.

What Greek tragedy and German philosophy reveal about the meaning of art for ethical life. Schmidt's investigation of tragedy is a highly significant, powerful work, one with far-reaching consequences. It bears on our understanding of the role of the arts and of philosophical thinking in our culture. In this illuminating work, Dennis J. Schmidt examines tragedy as one of the highest forms of human expression for both the ancients and the moderns.

On Germans and Other Greeks: Tragedy and Ethical Life (Indiana University Press, 2001). The Ubiquity of the Finite: Hegel, Heidegger and the Entitlements of Philosophy, MIT Press: Cambridge, Massachusettsm, 1988. The Difficulties of Ethical Life, Fordham UP, 2008. Lyrical and Ethical Subjects (SUNY Press, 2005).

Tracing the efforts of philosophers to appropriate the issues opened up by tragedy as a literary form, Dennis Schmidt makes the argument that in the struggle to come to terms with the issues raised by tragedy, new and progressive avenues for addressing the questions of ethical life come to the fore. Download (pdf, . 6 Mb) Donate Read.

In this illuminating work, Dennis J. Schmidt examines tragedy as one of the highest forms of human expression . While uncovering the specifically Greek nature of tragedy as a representation of how to live an ethical life, Schmidt shows that it was the beauty of Greek tragic art that led Kant and other German thinkers and writers to appreciate the relationship between tragedy and ethics. Thus, Greek tragedy became one of the guiding themes of German philosophy after Kant.

Felicities and Infelicities of a Model: Tragedy and the Present.

Text in Latin, German, and Greek. Printer's device on title page; headpiece and initial. At head of title page:.

Rodolphe Gasché In this illuminating work, Dennis J. Schmidt examines tragedy as one . Through the Greeks, the Germans reflected on the enigmas of ethical life and asked innovative questions about how to live an ethical life outside of the typical assumptions and restrictions of traditional Western metaphysics. Schmidt's engagements with Schelling, Hegel, Hölderlin, Nietzsche, and Heidegger show how German philosophical appropriations of Greek tragedy conceived of ethics as moving beyond the struggle between good and evil toward the discovery of community truths.

On Germans and Other Greeks: Tragedy and Ethical Life. Lyrical And Ethical Subjects: Essays on the Periphery of the Word, Freedom, And History (Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy).

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On Germans and Other GreeksTragedy and Ethical Life

Dennis J. Schmidt

What Greek tragedy and German philosophy reveal about the meaning of art for ethical life.

"Schmidt’s investigation of tragedy is a highly significant, powerful work, one with far-reaching consequences. It bears on our understanding of the role of the arts and of philosophical thinking in our culture." —Rodolphe Gasché

In this illuminating work, Dennis J. Schmidt examines tragedy as one of the highest forms of human expression for both the ancients and the moderns. While uncovering the specifically Greek nature of tragedy as an exploration of how to live an ethical life, Schmidt’s elegant and penetrating readings of Greek texts show that it was the beauty of Greek tragic art that led Kant and other German thinkers to appreciate the relationship between tragedy and ethics. The Germans, however, gave this relationship a distinctly German interpretation. Through the Greeks, the Germans reflected on the enigmas of ethical life and asked innovative questions about how to live an ethical life outside of the typical assumptions and restrictions of traditional Western metaphysics. Schmidt’s engagements with Schelling, Hegel, Hölderlin, Nietzsche, and Heidegger show how German philosophical appropriations of Greek tragedy conceived of ethics as moving beyond the struggle between good and evil toward the discovery of community truths. Enlisting a wide range of literary and philosophical texts, some translated into English for the first time, Schmidt reveals that contemporary notions of tragedy, art, ethics, and truth are intimately linked to the Greeks.

Dennis J. Schmidt is Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University. He is author of The Ubiquity of the Finite and translator of Ernst Bloch’s Natural Law and Human Dignity.

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Comments to eBook On Germans and Other Greeks: Tragedy and Ethical Life
Paxondano
Lucid and well written text- I've read it twice through, and then addressed chapters singularly, as they each seem to stand alone nicely. It certainly helps to have some working sense of the thinkers Schmidt discusses, but probably not completely necessary. Highly recommended for anyone interested in continental (and even analytic) thought to drama, theater, rhetoric and poetry.
Kikora
Excellent read for those wanting to understand the nexus between Greek antiquity and German Philosophy.
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