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The Birth of Tragedy

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In The Birth of Tragedy Nietzsche expounds on the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time. He declares it to be the expression of a culture which has achieved a delicate but powerful balance between Dionysian insight into the chaos and suffering which underlies all existence and the discipline and clarity of rational Apollonian form. In order to promote a return to these values, Nietzsche critiques complacent rationalism of late nineteenth-century German culture and makes an impassioned plea for the regenerative potential of the music of Wagner. A wide ranging discussion of the nature of art, science, and religion, The Birth of Tragedy's argument raises important questions about the problematic nature of cultural origins which are still valid today.

Synopsis:

For Nietzsche, Greek tragedy is the expression of a culture which has achieved a delicate but powerful balance between Dionysian insight and Apollonian rationality. In order to promote a return to these values, he undertakes a critique of the complacency of late 19th-century German culture.

Synopsis:

A new edition of Nietzsche's discussion of the nature of art, science, and religion, expounding on the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time.

Synopsis:

This new edition of Nietzsche's discussion of the nature of art, science, and religion, expounds on the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time. The book's argument raises important questions about the problematic nature of cultural origins, which are still valid today.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxviii]-xl) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192832924
Editor:
Smith, Douglas
Author:
Smith, Douglas
Author:
null, Friedrich
Author:
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Author:
null, Douglas
Author:
Nietzsche, Friedrich
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy-Aesthetics
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Series Volume:
al-juz® 9
Publication Date:
20000330
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.5 in 0.356 lb

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"Synopsis" by , For Nietzsche, Greek tragedy is the expression of a culture which has achieved a delicate but powerful balance between Dionysian insight and Apollonian rationality. In order to promote a return to these values, he undertakes a critique of the complacency of late 19th-century German culture.
"Synopsis" by , A new edition of Nietzsche's discussion of the nature of art, science, and religion, expounding on the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time.
"Synopsis" by , This new edition of Nietzsche's discussion of the nature of art, science, and religion, expounds on the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time. The book's argument raises important questions about the problematic nature of cultural origins, which are still valid today.

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