Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks

Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks

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by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
     
 

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For Nietzsche the Age of Greek Tragedy was indeed a tragic age. He saw in it the rise and climax of values so dear to him that their subsequent drop into catastrophe (in the persons of Socrates—Plato) was as clearly Foreshadowed as though these were events taking place in the theater.

And so in this work, unpublished in his own day but written at the same

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For Nietzsche the Age of Greek Tragedy was indeed a tragic age. He saw in it the rise and climax of values so dear to him that their subsequent drop into catastrophe (in the persons of Socrates—Plato) was as clearly Foreshadowed as though these were events taking place in the theater.

And so in this work, unpublished in his own day but written at the same time that his The Birth of Tragedy had so outraged the German professorate as to imperil his own academic career, his most deeply felt task was one of education. He wanted to present the culture of the Greeks a paradigm to his young German contemporaries who might thus be persuaded to work toward a state of culture of their own; a state which Nietzsche found sorely missing.

—From the Introduction by Marianne Cowan

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ISBN-13:
9781596983021
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
117
File size:
271 KB

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