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Author Greenspan, Daniel.

Title The passion of infinity : Kierkegaard, Aristotle and the rebirth of tragedy / Daniel Greenspan
Published Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 336 pages)
Series Kierkegaard studies. Monograph series, 1434-2952 ; 19
Kierkegaard studies. Monograph series ; 19
Contents Ancient Greece -- Reason and the irrational : Sophocles' Oedipus tyrannus -- Literature and moral psychology : from Homer to Sophocles -- Aristotle's Poetics : Oedipus and the problem of tragedy -- Psuchē redux : philosophy and the new psychology -- Psychologizing Oedipus : reason and unreason in Aristotle's ethics -- Golden age Denmark -- Kierkegaard's retrieval of Greek tragedy -- Tragedy as historical idea : Either/or's "ancient drama reflected in the modern" -- Stages on life's way : Hamartia after modernity -- Fear and trembling : tragedy, comedy and the heroism of Abraham -- The concept of anxiety : fate and the tragic logos of a second ethics -- Beyond eudaimonism : tragic virtue and the practice of eternity -- Moral psychology in the pseudonyms, search for a method -- Ethics contra ethics : Climacus on eternal happiness and tragic virtue -- Kierkegaard and the tragedy of authorship
Summary The Passion of Infinity generates a historical narrative surrounding the concept of the irrational as a threat which rational culture has made a series of attempts to understand and relieve. It begins with a reading of Sophocles' Oedipus as the paradigmatic figure of a reason that, having transgressed its mortal limit, becomes catastrophically reversed. It then moves through Aristotle's ethics, psychology and theory of tragedy, which redefine reason's collapses in moral-psychological rather than religious terms. By changing the way in which the irrational is conceived, and the nature of its re
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-326) and index
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Subject Aristotle.
Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855.
Genre/Form Tragedies (Drama)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008026010
ISBN 1283397250
3110211173 (electronic bk.)
9783110211177 (electronic bk.)