Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks (Paperback)

Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks By Friedrich  Wilhelm Nietzsche, Marianne Cowan (Translated by) Cover Image
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For Nietzsche the Age of Greek Tragedy was indeed a tragic age. He saw in it the rise and climax of values so dear to him that their subsequent drop into catastrophe (in the person of Socrates - Plato) was clearly foreshadowed as though these were events taking place in the theater.

And so in this work, unpublished in his own day but written at the same time that his The Birth of Tragedy had so outraged the German professorate as to imperil his own academic career, his most deeply felt task was one of education. He wanted to present the culture of the Greeks as a paradigm to his young German contemporaries who might thus be persuaded to work toward a state of culture of their own; a state where Nietzsche found sorely missing.

About the Author

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher and cultural critic who published intensively in the 1870s and 1880s. He is famous for uncompromising criticisms of traditional European morality and religion, as well as of conventional philosophical ideas and social and political pieties associated with modernity.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780895267108
ISBN-10: 0895267101
Publisher: Gateway Editions
Publication Date: July 1st, 1996
Pages: 117
Language: English
Series: None