Simon Critchley is giving another summer school on the philosophy of tragedy at Tilburg University.
Next summer’s Tilburg Philosophy Summer School will explore the relation between philosophy and tragedy in particular and philosophy, drama and aesthetics more generally.
My orienting claim will be that philosophy, as a discursive invention, beginning with Plato, but extending along the millennia into the present, is premised upon the exclusion of tragedy and the exclusion of a range of experiences and affects that we can call tragic. The view I will try and develop in daily lectures will be that this exclusion of tragedy is, itself, tragic, and this is perhaps philosophy’s tragedy. I want to defend tragedy against philosophy, or, perhaps better said, argue that tragedy articulates a philosophical view that challenges the authority of philosophy. […]
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