Analyzes modern technological society in the course of the lens of Greek tragedy.
Destiny Domesticated investigates 3 ways Western civilization has attempted to tame destiny: the heroic confirmation of destiny in the tragic tradition of the Greeks, the common-or-garden popularity of divine windfall in Christianity, and the abolition of destiny in sleek technological society. in contrast historical past, Jos de Mul argues that the uncontrollability of expertise introduces its personal tragic measurement to our tradition. contemplating a variety of literary texts and modern occasions, and drawing on twenty-five centuries of tragedy interpretation from philosophers akin to Aristotle, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, literary critics George Steiner and Terry Eagleton, and others, de Mul articulates a latest viewpoint at the tragic, laying off new gentle on philosophical themes equivalent to loose will, determinism, and the contingency of existence.
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