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dc.contributor.advisorGjesdal, Kristin
dc.creatorBrennan, Mary Kate
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-03T15:34:21Z
dc.date.available2020-11-03T15:34:21Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/2626
dc.description.abstractAs an artform, tragedy is deeply perplexing. On the one hand, it depicts events that are painful, depressing, and difficult to watch. On the other hand, it is a genre that has been continually replicated, revered, and enjoyed throughout history. I examine Nietzsche’s response to this problem. Nietzsche, I argue, develops a clear response to the paradox of tragedy: Tragedy is valuable because, even though (or precisely because) it is painful to watch, it allows us to affirm life. Interestingly, Nietzsche’s discussion of tragedy is filled with numerous mentions of Shakespeare. I argue that Nietzsche’s comments on Shakespeare emphasize the historically sensitive nature of Nietzsche’s theory of life affirmation. While Nietzsche might seem to be delivering a universal, trans-historical account of life affirmation, his comments on Shakespeare make it clear that life affirmation functions differently in different times and cultures.
dc.format.extent204 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
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dc.subjectPhilosophy
dc.subjectAesthetics
dc.subjectAffirmation
dc.subjectNietzsche
dc.subjectShakespeare
dc.subjectTragedy
dc.titleNietzsche on Suffering, Affirmation, and Modern Tragedy
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dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberFeagin, Susan L.
dc.contributor.committeememberOstaric, Lara
dc.contributor.committeememberHuddleston, Andrew
dc.contributor.committeememberKottman, Paul A.
dc.description.departmentPhilosophy
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/2608
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dc.description.degreePh.D.
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