Conflict and reconciliation in Hegel's theory of tragedy

Finlayson, Gordon (1999) Conflict and reconciliation in Hegel's theory of tragedy. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 37 (3). pp. 493-520. ISSN 0022-5053

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Abstract

The aims of this article is to expound and defend Hegel's theory of the tragic and to clarify his concept of reconciliation. These two aims are Related in that a widespread but misleading conception of the tragic and a common, but mistaken, understanding of Hegel' s concept of reconciliation can seem to offer mutual support. I argue that once these are properly understood we can better understand Hegel's curious readings of the Antigone by Sophocles and the Eumenides by Aeschylus. I show that the latter rather than the former better exemplifies Hegel's theory, of which I offer a qualified defense.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Depositing User: Gordon Finlayson
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:06
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2012 09:12
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19281
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