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Existentialism: Friedrich Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy (part 3)

In this third video discussing Friedrich Nietzsche's early work, The Birth of Tragedy, we examine the third possible "noble" response to the problem of existence -- the Socratic-Alexandrian, which shows itself not only in the tragedies of Euripides, in Platonic Dialogues, and in New Attic Comedy, bit also in the scientific mentality. Going through sections 11-17, takes us into Nietzsche's criticism of Euripdes and Socrates as misunderstanders of the Dionysiac, and as the killers of genuine tragedy go deeper into the work, particularly sections 5-10, looking at how the Dionysiac and Apollonian run through the development of Greek art, music, and poetry, eventually culminating in the Tragedy of Aeschylus and Sophocles. Nietzsche examines the tragic viewpoint articulated in their plays, particularly in terms of these two responses to the problem posed by absurd existence and life.
Length: 48:41

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