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By David Farrell Krell

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In The Tragic Absolute, David Farrell Krell exhibits that German Idealist and Romantic theories of literature and aesthetic judgment, in particular by way of tragedy, are toward the guts of metaphysics and ethics than formerly proposal. 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 notion that aesthetic judgments approximately literary genres are fairly marginal topics for philosophy. certainly, in Krell’s view, even God himself, the very absolute of conventional metaphysics, is visible as languishing and condemned to tragic downfall. Questions in regards to the loss of life of God, the position of trauma and forgetting in narrative, the overcoming of limitations among people and different dwelling beings, and the position of song and rhythm as assets of ecstasy are highlighted during this prepared, detailed, and full of life book.

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