The Idea of the Tragic at the Origins of German Idealism: Schelling, Hölderlin, Hegel

Authors

  • Giovanni Zuanazzi Liceo Classico Scipione Maffei, Verona

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19272/202100701004

Keywords:

Hegel, Hölderlin, German idealism, Kant, Schelling, Tragedy

Abstract

To the ancient Greeks we owe the tragedy as an artistic genre, but they have ignored the tragic as an aesthetic or philosophical category. This concept is rather a modern acquisition, which was imposed at the end of the eighteenth century thanks mainly to Schiller and the philosophers of the first romantic generation. But how and why did the idea of the tragic arise? The hypothesis that the article wants to explore is that it was born in the effort to overcome the dualisms that the critical system of Kant bequeathed to philosophical thought and in particular to Schelling, Hölderlin and Hegel. The origins of the tragic as a philosophical category are therefore intimately connected with those of German idealism.

Published

01-03-2021

How to Cite

Zuanazzi, Giovanni. “The Idea of the Tragic at the Origins of German Idealism: Schelling, Hölderlin, Hegel”. Acta Philosophica 30, no. 1 (March 1, 2021): 75–98. Accessed April 17, 2024. https://www.actaphilosophica.it/article/view/3619.

Issue

Section

Studies

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