History of Philosophy A (i) (2013/2014)

Course code
4S02151
Credits
12
Coordinator
Guido Cusinato
Other available courses
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
II MODULO PARTE (II) 6 M-FIL/06-HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY Sem IIB Tommaso Tuppini
I MODULO PARTE (I) 6 M-FIL/06-HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY Sem IIA Guido Cusinato

Learning outcomes

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THE RE-BIRTH OF TRAGEDY

In 1872, the young professor of classical philology, Friedrich Nietzsche, published “The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music”, an essay destined to change the history of Philosophy. It inaugurates a new style of “genealogical” inquiry, the stated purpose of which is to conjure “the forces that seem to be able to guarantee a rebirth of tragedy - and how many more hopes of happiness for the German spirit.” To genealogically question the origin of Attic tragedy is therefore not a scholarly investigation, but rather sets the future of which Germany can already make concrete experience in the music of Richard Wagner.
“The Birth of Tragedy” is the stem of a flower that connects the tragic roots of Schopenhauer’s philosophy with the corolla of Wagnerian music. Our question then is: why, even today, does a tragic community have to be born “aus dem Geiste aus der Musik”? What is the contribution that philosophy can make in this revival?

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REFERENCE:



- F. NIETZSCHE, La nascita della tragedia, Adelphi, Milano (varie ristampe).
- A. SCHOPENHAUER, L'arte della musica, Clinamen, Firenze 2003.
- R. WAGNER, L'arte e la rivoluzione (followed by: Sul principio del comunismo), Fahrenheit 451, Roma 2003.
- G. GARELLI, Filosofie del tragico, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2001.


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Syllabus

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Oral exam.


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Assessment methods and criteria

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