By Arthur N. J. M. Cools, Thomas K. M. Crombez, Johan M. J. Taels
Ask for the tragic and Europe will solution. forsaking the philosophers' enthusiasm of the 19th century, 'tragedy' and 'the tragic' now appear little greater than obscure boxes. even if, it seems that we nonetheless find a tragic essence in our own lives. many times tragedy is being registered, written down and staged. This e-book desires to open a latest philosophical viewpoint at the tragic. what's the locus of tragedy? Does it relate to metaphysics, the gods, future, and probability? Or is it a question of ethics, of the legislation and its transgression? Does guy himself occupy the locus of tragedy, due to his unreasonable and boundless wishes, as many philosophers have urged? Is guy at the present time nonetheless in a position to account for his tragic situation? Or will we find the tragic at first within the esthetic mind's eye? isn't the theatrical style of tragedy the locus authenticus of all issues tragic? Is there extra to the tragic than drama and play?