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Theory of Tragedy

Frederick Beiser

in Schiller as Philosopher

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199282821
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603068 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019928282X.003.0009
Theory of Tragedy

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This chapter outlines Schiller’s theory of tragedy, especially his attempt to explain the problem of tragic pleasure. Schiller’s theory is placed within its historical context, especially its relation to Aristotle and the Sturm und Drang.

Keywords: sublime; tragedy; Aristotle; Sturm und Drang; tragic pleasure; Mendelssohn

Chapter.  13412 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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