Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

2015.05.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joshua Billings, Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy, Princeton University Press, 2014, 258pp., $45.00
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2015.05.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joshua Billings, Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy, Princeton University Press, 2014, 258pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780691159232. Reviewed by Martin Thibodeau, Saint-Paul University It is well known that the publication of Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment in 1790 sparked intense debates among German philosophers and intellectuals, which gave birth to what would later be referred to as German Idealism or post-Kantian idealist philosophy. Those debates, which included authors such as Reinhold, Fichte, Schelling, Schiller, Hölderlin, and Hegel, revolved around the exact significance of Kant's self-proclaimed philosophical revolution. Equally central to these authors was the important role Kant gave to the notion of freedom within his philosophical system. In their view, Kant's notion of metaphysical and moral freedom reflected the "real" and "concrete" freedom that seemed to be. . .

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