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GERMAN 590 A: Philosophical Issues in German Culture

Course Name: Philosophical Issues in German Culture
Guest Lecturer:

SLN: 15451
Meeting Time: T 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Term: Spring 2023

Tragedy and Philosophy

The questions we’ll pursue have both political and epistemological stakes: Can the spectacle of suffering have therapeutic effects, or does the representation of trauma necessarily re-inscribe its violent power? Why does tragedy seem to lend itself to philosophical speculation? Is knowledge itself a tragic enterprise?