By David Farrell Krell
"This is classic Krell―he is as continuously, a reader within the most sensible experience of the word...." ―Dennis J. Schmidt
"Krell is a sturdy and infrequently eloquent writer... I regard this to be certainly one of his most vital works...." ―Jason M. Wirth
In The Tragic Absolute, David Farrell Krell indicates that German Idealist and Romantic theories of literature and aesthetic judgment, in particular by way of tragedy, are in the direction of the center of metaphysics and ethics than formerly idea. Krell not just explores the contributions of Schelling, Hölderlin, Novalis, Hegel, and Nietzsche to the aesthetics of tragedy, he additionally charts the destiny of absolutely the and speculative philosophy by way of the tragic. Krell explodes the standard belief that aesthetic judgments approximately literary genres are quite marginal topics for philosophy. certainly, in Krell’s view, even God himself, the very absolute of conventional metaphysics, is obvious as languishing and condemned to tragic downfall. Questions in regards to the loss of life of God, the function of trauma and forgetting in narrative, the overcoming of obstacles among people and different dwelling beings, and the position of song and rhythm as assets of ecstasy are highlighted during this prepared, exact, and energetic book.
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