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|Other Titles:||Hegel's Theory of Tragedy: Greek Tragedy as an|
subjectivity;Greek tragedy;aesthetics;philosophy of history;dialectic
|Issue Date:||2016-08-11 15:43:42 (UTC+8)|
Hegel is one of the great theorists of tragedy since Aristotle. The characteristic of the Hegelian theory of tragedy is that it tries to interpret Greek tragedy as reflecting some experience of subjectivity. Based on his view of philosophy of history, literature being a reflection of its time, Hegel considered tragedy to be a representation of Greek self-consciousness so as to discover the principle of subjectivity embedded in the world of Greece. By doing so, he resolved a very difficult question in his philosophy of history: how to interpret the origin of subjectivity which arose in modern time. Oedipus, Antigone and Socrates were the tragic figures mainly-concerned by Hegel. In this paper I will discuss that in each tragic experience of them Hegel discovered a stereotype of subjectivity which can be considered as the origin of modern subjectivity. In fact, these stereotypes he discovered are exactly the moments with which he constitutes the very concept of modern subjectivity. Besides, Hegel’s theory of tragedy can be seen as a paradigm for his “dialectic” which exceptionally emphasizes the unity of “form” and “content” when it is applied to interpreting a subject. According to Hegel, the language of tragedy is higher than that of epic, since the former is performing, while the latter is simply narrative. For this reason, tragedy in itself has presented some elements of subjectivity. Insofar as Hegel discovered in the content of tragedy some experience of subjectivity, he restored the correspondence of the “form” of tragedy to its “content”.
|Relation:||政治大學哲學學報, 16, 61-106|
The national Chengchi university philosophical
|Appears in Collections:||[政治大學哲學學報 THCI Core] 期刊論文|
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