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The Tragic Absolute

German Idealism and the Languishing of God

Häftad,  Engelska, 2005-09-01
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"This is vintage Krellhe is as always, a reader in the best sense of the word...." Dennis J. Schmidt "Krell is a strong and often eloquent writer... I regard this to be one of his most important works...." Jason M. Wirth In The Tragic Absolute, David Farrell Krell shows that German Idealist and Romantic theories of literature and aesthetic judgment, especially when it comes to tragedy, are closer to the heart of metaphysics and ethics than previously thought. Krell not only explores the contributions of Schelling, Hlderlin, Novalis, Hegel, and Nietzsche to the aesthetics of tragedy, he also charts the fate of the absolute and speculative philosophy in terms of the tragic. Krell explodes the usual conception that aesthetic judgments about literary genres are relatively marginal subjects for philosophy. Indeed, in Krells view, even God himself, the very absolute of traditional metaphysics, is seen as languishing and condemned to tragic downfall. Questions concerning the death of God, the role of trauma and forgetting in narrative, the overcoming of barriers between humans and other living beings, and the role of music and rhythm as sources of ecstasy are highlighted in this keen, precise, and lively book.
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David Farrell Krell, Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, is author of several books, including Postponements (IUP, 1986), Of Memory, Reminiscence, Writing (IUP, 1990), Daimon Life (IUP, 1992), Infectious Nietzsche (IUP, 1996), and Contagion (IUP, 1998).


Contents Acknowledgments Key to Works Cited Introduction 1. The Oldest Program toward a System in German Idealism The Philological Dispute Das lteste Systemprogramm des deutschen Idealismus: Text and Translation Commentary The Tragic Absolute? 2. Three Ends of the Absolute Absolute Inhibition: Schelling Absolute Separation: Hlderlin Absolute Density: Novalis A Note on Absolute and Relative Death 3. At the Stroke of One A Peripheral Reading of Schelling's Treatise on Human Freedom Excursus on Sehnsucht: Languor, the Languid, and Languishment The Peripheral Reading (continued) An Indifferent Reading of Schelling's Treatise on Human Freedom 4. God's Trauma The Earliest Notes toward Schelling's The Ages of the World The Genealogy of Time, and the Golden Age Trauma, Repression, and the Absolute Past An Excursion to Samothrace 5. God's Footstool From the 1811 Draft of Die Weltalter, with Variants from the 1810 Stuttgarter Privatvorlesungen and the 18271828 System der Weltalter From the Sketches toward the Second Proposed Volume of Die Weltalter, "The Present" The Olympian Zeus of Pausanias's Guide to Greece The Forlorn Foot of Divinity 6. Brazen Wheels Freedom to Burn: Schelling's Tenth Letter Absolute Mythology: The 18021803 Philosophy of Art The Klang of Music, the Fine Arts, and Tragedy Ironclad Necessity 7. Voices of Empedocles "Dame Philosophy Is a Tyrant" Essence or Accidents? Nefas or Destiny? Formal Aspects of the Three Drafts of Hlderlin's Mourning-Play Rhea's Disappearance and the Rise of the Doppelgnger 8. Hlderlin's "Translations" of Sophocles The Labors of Translation The Reviews Absolute Intensity and the Task of the Translator Translating "Theatrality" 9. A Small Number of Houses in the Tragic Universe At the Center of Aristotle's Thought: The Poetics Divine Betrayal: Hlderlin's "Notes on Oedipus" In the Figure of Death: Hlderlin's "Notes on Antigone" 10. Hlderlin's Tragic Heroines Three Commentaries: Kommerell, Reinhardt, Loraux Jocasta's Shadow, Antigone's "Ath, Niobe's Tears, Dana's Gold Return to Jocasta 11. Antigone's Clout Lacan on the Essence of Tragedy Lacan on the Tragic Dimension of Psychoanalytic Experience Antigone between Two Deaths, Two Births 12. Nietzschean Reminiscences Not a Single New Goddess? "Against the Oncoming Night" Kavqarsi~ and "Ekstasi~ in Absolute Music, Absolute Rhythm The Tragic Absolute Appendix: Plot Summaries of The Death of Empedocles Bibliography Index