Friedrich Holderlin has to be thought of not just an important poet but in addition a philosophically vital philosopher inside German Idealism. In either capacities, he was once crucially preoccupied with the query of tragedy, but, strangely, this ebook is the 1st in English to discover totally his philosophy of tragedy. concentrating on the idea of Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Reiner Schurmann, Veronique M. Foti discusses the tragic handing over German philosophy that started on the shut of the eighteenth century to supply a ancient and philosophical context for an engagement with Holderlin. She is going directly to learn the 3 fragmentary types of Holderlin s personal tragedy, The loss of life of Empedocles, including comparable essays, and his interpretation of Sophoclean tragedy. Foti additionally addresses the connection of his personality Empedocles to the pre-Socratic thinker and concludes via interpreting Heidegger s discussion with Holderlin bearing on tragedy and the tragic."
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