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The Possibility of the Tragic
The Possibility of the Tragic

Author(s): Evangelos Kalfopoulos
Subject(s): History, Philosophy, Literary Texts, History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Aesthetics, Modern Age, Ancient Philosphy, German Idealism, 19th Century, Drama
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: humanities; theory of tragedy; modernity; romanticism; idealism

Summary/Abstract: In this paper the relationship between humanities as a field and tragedy is examined. Relying on Menke’s analysis of the tragic (Menke 2009) we examine in some depth the ideas of Schelling, Hölderlin and Friedrich Schlegel on the subject and how they positioned themselves on the topic of the possibility of the tragic in Modernity. Accepting that both the speculative idealist model of the didactic play and the model of the romantic comedy tried to overcome the tragic, we conclude that the element of tragic is still a worthy and much needed topic to be part of the humanities in the XXI century and Post-Modernity, primarily as a way of thinking power.

  • Issue Year: XXXII/2023
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 85-91
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English