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Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us From The Curator Of The New York Times S The Stone, A Provocative And Timely Exploration Into Tragedy How It Articulates Conflicts And Contradiction That We Need To Address In Order To Better Understand The World We Live In We Might Think We Are Through With The Past, But The Past Isn T Through With Us Tragedy Permits Us To Come Face To Face With What We Do Not Know About Ourselves But That Which Makes Those Selves Who We Are Having Been Born Is A Compelling Examination Of Ancient Greek Origins In The Development And History Of Tragedy A Story That Represents What We Thought We Knew About The Poets, Dramatists, And Philosophers Of Ancient Greece And Shows Them To Us In An Unfamiliar, Unexpected, And Original Light.

About the Author: Simon Critchley

Simon Critchley born 27 February 1960 in Hertfordshire is an English philosopher currently teaching at The New School He works in continental philosophy Critchley argues that philosophy commences in disappointment, either religious or political These two axes may be said largely to inform his published work religious disappointment raises the question of meaning and has to, as he sees it, de

10 thoughts on “Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us

  1. says:

    In this work Simon Critchley explores Greek tragedies, arguing that the Attica tragedies import a philosophy, tragedy s philosophy, which differs from the dominate philosophy of Rationalism handed down from us from Plato All of this is fine, but it seems that at times Critchley is making claims that are self evident to the reader who has read the Greeks, and who has read N

  2. says:

    Critchley mentions in this epilogue that despite not being a classicist, he has an interest in ancient Greek theatre This book is primarily a work of a philosopher, however It looks at theatre the spectacle of politics looking at itself from the perspective of Plato and Aristotle, but with multiple other views thrown in Plato chooses to reject theatre from his Republic, but Aris

  3. says:

    Fascinating the link between classic Greek Tragedy and its political context It sets forth a strong counter argument to Plato and Aristotle s strong criticism of the Sophists, the dramatists, and the poets.

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