Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us Kindle ô the Greeks, and

Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us Kindle ô the Greeks, and From the curator of The New York Times s The Stone, a provocative and timely exploration into tragedy how it articulates conflicts and contradiction that we need to address in order to better understand the world we live in We might think we are through with the past, but the past isn t through with us Tragedy permits us to come face to face with what we do not know about ourselves but that which makes those selves who we are Having Been Born is a compelling examination of ancient Greek origins in the development and history of tragedy a story that represents what we thought we knew about the poets, dramatists, and philosophers of ancient Greece and shows them to us in an unfamiliar, unexpected, and original light

10 thoughts on “Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us

  1. robin friedman robin friedman says:

    Greek Tragedy With Our Own BloodSimon Critchley s Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us 2019 explores ancient Greek tragedy and philosophy and discusses their continued significance Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School of Social Research, has written extensively on philosophy and on philosophy s relationship to literature He has the gift of writing both for those highly read in philosophy and for thegeneral reader, a

  2. Nicolaus Stengl Nicolaus Stengl says:

    In this work Simon Critchley explores Greek tragedies, arguing that the Attica tragedies import a philosophy, tragedy s philosophy, which differs from the dominate philosophy of Rationalism handed down from us from Plato All of this is fine, but it seems that at times Critchley is making claims that are self evident to the reader who has read the Greeks, and who has read Nietzsche Nevertheless, the work is a wonderful guide into the wo

  3. Thom Beckett Thom Beckett says:

    Critchley mentions in this epilogue that despite not being a classicist, he has an interest in ancient Greek theatre This book is primarily a work of a philosopher, however It looks at theatre the spectacle of politics looking at itself from the perspective of Plato and Aristotle, but with multiple other views thrown in Plato chooses to reject theatre from his Republic, but Aristotle s Poetics goes into some detail on what theatre is, wh

  4. Henry Henry says:

    I have had very mixed feelings about this book As a reader, I cannot say for sure that I enjoyed reading every pages The chapters on Platonic and Aristotlean evaluations of tragedy can be a little long winded and out of place, and I d question why focusing on them instead of many other thinkers who have hadinteresting things said about tragedy I can appreciate that Critchley is taking aim at a certain style of philosophy that can be traced

  5. Colin Colin says:

    A philosophical look at the nature of ancient Athenian tragedy and how we interact with it and how it interacts with us A rather dense text, delightful at times, but at others a bit of a slog A lot of the emphasis is rather on philosophy than tragedy There are extensive bits about Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, among others, and their thoughts on tragedy among other things There are some odd assertions like that Socrates admired craftsmen a

  6. Phillip Phillip says:

    Critchley s insight is essentially that tragedy and philosophy take fundamentally opposite world views, in that philosophy going back to Socrates principally attempts to unify, while tragedy embraces uncertainty and dualities without attempting to resolve them He argues that for philosophy and this is a somewhat overly broad generalization, but not necessarily unfairly the fundamental disciplinary assumption is that there is some kind of basic

  7. Frank O& Frank O& says:

    This is a book about the meaning in drama for people, especially tragic but also comic Critchley manages the difficult trick of making a wealth of complex philosophy clear and engaging to the reader He moves from the metaphysics of Plato through themeasured naturalism of Aristotle to something akin to Wittgenstein Tragedy has its own truths, revealed in the ordinary, through careful reading of the texts Highly recommended for anyone interested i

  8. Jeff Berry Jeff Berry says:

    This was an enjoyable, thought provoking listen I enjoy John Lee s narration, and he does not disappoint here I ve been thinking I should read the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and this convinced me that those works still have a lot of relevancy for our lives There are also some great one liners such as think of the classical equivalent of twerking and Make Athens Great Again.

  9. Kristin Stevens Kristin Stevens says:

    Fascinating the link between classic Greek Tragedy and its political context It sets forth a strong counter argument to Plato and Aristotle s strong criticism of the Sophists, the dramatists, and the poets.

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