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Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Robert R. Williams


This book explores convergences between Hegel and Nietzsche on four themes: (1) Philosophies of tragedy that overcome the traditional suppression and exclusion of tragedy by both philosophy and theology. (2) Their views of recognition and community as requiring struggle and contestation; their contrasting discussions of master and slave, and friendship. (3) Their critique of Kant, including Kantian morality and its doctrine of the postulates of practical reason that for Hegel constitutes the spurious infinite and for Nietzsche the ascetic ideal. Kant’s restriction of cognition to finitude is f ... More

Keywords: Hegel, Nietzsche, tragedy, recognition, difference, other, community, Kantian frame, postulates, the ought, spurious infinite, the ascetic ideal, ontological argument, true infinite, death of God, tragic absolute, heraclitus, theodicy, reconciliation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199656059
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert R. Williams, author
University of Illinois at Chicago