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  The Birth of Tragedy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Birth of Tragedy (Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik, 1872) is a 19th Century work of philosophy by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Nietzsche argues that the tragedy of Ancient Greece was the highest form of art due to its mixture of both Apollonian and Dionysian elements into one seamless whole, allowing the spectator to experience the full spectrum of the human condition.
Porter, James I. The Invention of Dionysus: An Essay on The Birth of Tragedy.
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 The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche 1871   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
We suspect that the birth of tragedy cannot be explained either from the high estimation of the moral intelligence of the masses or from the idea of the spectator without a play.
With this, the ethical basis of pessimistic tragedy is established together with the justification of human evil, that is, human guilt as the penalty for that sin.
Greek tragedy died in a manner different from all its ancient sister arts: it died by suicide, as a result of an insoluble (hence tragic) conflict; whereas, all the others passed away in advanced old age with the most beautiful and tranquil deaths.
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 The Nietzsche Channel: The Birth of Tragedy: Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Nietzsche Channel: The Birth of Tragedy: Index
First publication, 1872: The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music.
Third ediition, 1886: "Attempt at a Self-Criticism," and new title, The Birth of Tragedy Or: Hellenism and Pessimism.
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 Essays in Philosophy
The Birth of Tragedy, by Friedrich Nietzsche, translated by Clifton P. Fadiman.
This was ostensibly a book about the origins of Greek tragedy as an art form, but Nietzsche’s passion for the genuine source of all phenomena immediately led him beyond a narrow, conservative approach to his material and instead into a quasi-metaphysical plunge into the subterranean forces that mold all art and creativity.
In these ways BT may appropriately be read as one of the harbingers of the irrationalism that characterizes the perspective of such twentieth-century icons as Freud, as well as the savagery of the World Wars that destroyed the idolatry of reason by the middle of the century.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Birth of Tragedy (Dover Thrift S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Birth of Tragedy (1872) is a book about the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time.
For Nietzsche, Greek tragedy is the expression of a culture which has achieved a powerful balance between insight into the chaos and suffering which underlies all existence and the discipline and clarity of rational Apollonian form.
The Birth of Tragedy is Nietzsche's first work, and in his 'Attempt at Self-criticism' he was subsequently to reject its naïve tone, raw style and bald assertions of a Germanic cultural rebirth under the aegis of Wagner, whose influence Nietzsche had by that time repudiated.
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 SparkNotes: The Birth of Tragedy: Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Birth of Tragedy is divided into twenty-five chapters and a forward.
The first fifteen chapters deal with the nature of Greek Tragedy, which Nietzsche claims was born when the Apollonian worldview met the Dionysian.
The chorus and actors of tragedy were representations, through which the essence of Dionysus was given voice to speak.
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 The Birth of Tragedy: an analysis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche examined what he considered the highest form of art: the Greek tragedy.
He saw the art of tragedy as the outcome of a unity between Apollinian and Dionysian artistic impulses.
Nietzsche claimed that the Dionysian element in the tragedy of the Greeks was destroyed by an opposition between the Dionysian and the Socratic.
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The Dionysian element of chaos, of drunkenness and dissolution, of irrational art in it's raw existence is imaged by Apollo and necessary in conceptualization of the fleeting moment of depth that only resides in temporal flow of Dionysus and yet is destroyed by the scientific Socratized analysis.
"The Birth of Tragedy" (1872) was Nietzsche's first published work, and what a work it is. Taking as its point of departure the origins and eventual death of tragedy in ancient Greece, this book shouldn't be taken as a literal meditation on Greek tragedy.
But "The Birth of Tragedy" is more than far-fetched theorizing--it is also a penetrating gaze into the destructive side of pure reason and the sunny optimism of the Enlightenment, which Nietzsche posits as being embodied in ancient Greece in the form of Socrates, whose withering, anti-aesthetic thinking Nietzsche finds deadening and repugnant.
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 Birth of Tragedy
Considering all this, The Birth of Tragedy is a confusion of professional philology, philosophical insight, and admiration of musical art.
Authentic tragedy --- that is, tragedy prior to these last corruptions --- centered upon the chorus, who remained symbolic of satyrs at least.
In concluding this discussion of tragedy as it was, we should note the metaphysical complexity of the artistic task, as Nietzsche proposed it.
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 Isthmus: Madison Music Project: Birth of Tragedy
Rolling Stone magazine recently mentioned Birth of Tragedy as one of Madison, WI's "bands on the rise." That is exactly how I would describe our journey.
In 2001, thanks to a local newspaper, the Isthmus, and the fans who voted, Birth of Tragedy was selected as Madison's best local band.
Birth of Tragedy started as two guys pounding the shit out of their instruments and screaming their heads off in a cramped, sweltering room.
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 Nietzsche: Preface (1887) to The Birth of Tragedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Nietzsche: Preface (1887) to The Birth of Tragedy
Tragedy guides us to the final goal, which is resignation." Dionysos had told me a very different story; his lesson, as I understood it, was anything but defeatist.
And all this at a time when the German mind, which, not so very long ago, had shown itself capable of European leadership, was definitely ready to relinquish any aspirations of this sort and to effect the transition to mediocrity, democracy, and "modern ideas"&emdash; in the pompous guise, to be sure, of empire building.
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 DNA Studios Clients - Birth of Tragedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
2005-11-10 Birth of Tragedy and Mark Whitcomb spent Thursday mixing and mastering for the upcoming release.
2005-09-19 Cory from Birth of Tragedy was in on Monday and Tuesday of this week laying down vocals and working on mixes for the six songs they have been working on through the summer.
2005-06-23 Madison's Birth Of Tragedy are laying a 6 song extended play cd with Mark.
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 Philosphical Diatribes Vol. 6: Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy
This is an analysis of the relationship between the Apollonian, Dionysian, and Socratic responses to life in his book, The Birth of Tragedy.
He had read Nietzsche and The Birth of Tragedy was his favorite book because of the representation of the Apollonian and Dionysian responses to life.
The Greek tragedy was the highest art form, according to Nietzsche, because of the blend of imagery, music, and dance.
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 Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy
More (see bottom of 239) on how tragedy fuses these two, using symbols (the Apollinian) to express or reveal a deeper, darker world (the Dionysian).
Tragedy as art speaks of both of these things.
So the wise old Greek might invite a visitor, “follow me to witness a tragedy, and sacrifice with me in the temple of both deities”.
www.uh.edu /~cfreelan/courses/1361/NietzscheBirthTragedy.html   (256 words)

 The Birth of Tragedy - Friedrich Nietzsche - Penguin Classics
A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche’s first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner, to whom this work was dedicated.
He believed the combination of these states produced the highest forms of music and tragic drama, which not only reveal the truth about suffering in life, but also provide a consolation for it.
Impassioned and exhilarating in its conviction, The Birth of Tragedy has become a key text in European culture and in literary criticism.
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 Amazon.com: The Birth of Tragedy (Dover Thrift Editions): Books: Friedrich Nietzsche   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Birth of Tragedy & The Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche
Kaufmann represents "The Birth of Tragedy" as a work that allowed Nietzsche to justify his appointment to a full chair of philology at the young age of 25, but also a book that would not appeal to anyone in German academic circles.
What is most valuable about "The Birth of Tragedy" is its restatement of Greek life and culture, which up to Nietzsche's time was conceived in terms of the "Winckelmann view" according to Kaufmann.
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 : The Birth of Tragedy & The Genealogy of Morals
: The Birth of Tragedy and The Genealogy of Morals
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This makes the text flow more smoothly, but doesn't allow the reader the opportunity get a handle on what Nietzsche is up to, and doesn't give the reader a sense of what other works by this author...
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 Birth of Tragedy
He wanted to close himself off from all other traditions of mankind, but the one thing he wanted to keep was the brotherhood of man. But I digress, I am supposed to tell you specifically about The Birth of Tragedy and I have yet to do so.
At the moment of its arrival, with no respect for the traditional boundaries of Apollonian art, Dionysian art gave birth to Greek tragedy.
Apollo protects us from the terrible realities of human existence, and Dionysian art teaches us to be commune with what Nietzsche called the “Primordial Unity”, allowing us salvation from this existence.
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 Ritual Carnage - The Birth Of Tragedy
However, The Birth Of Tragedy is not at all what I thought I'd get as the band's third release.
The songs are tighter than cheesy spandex but lost is the raw brutality the band bled from their songs on Every Nerve Alive.
And to add to the let down, the songs on The Birth Of Tragedy simply aren't up to the brilliance of past accomplishments.
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 Amazon.com: The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner (Vintage): Books: Friedrich Nietzsche   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Birth of Tragedy (1872) was Nietzsche's first book.
It exploded the conception of Greek culture that was prevalent down through the Victorian era, and it sounded themes developed in the twentieth century by classicists, existentialists, psychoanalysts, and others.
In attitude and style it is diametrically opposed to The Birth of Tragedy.
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 Birth of Tragedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
To follow this line of argument is to miss the point behind Birth of Tragedy.
If you feel confident over what Nietzsche means by these terms you can explore the questions at Once you feel you understand the key points about the duality we can go on to Nietzsche's intentions in writing Birth of Tragedy.
Nietzsche goes on to refer to the topics that have proved fatal to tragedy - arguing that later ages are incapable of tragedy.
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 Birth Of Tragedy - 150,000 eBooks - eBookMall - World's Largest Selection!
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 Nietzsche, Birth of Tragedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
III The Targets of The Birth of Tragedy
IV Aesthetic Regeneration: The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of the Tragic Myth
*Optional sections in The Birth of Tragedy: ¶ 6; 11-12; 19; 21-22
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 Ritual Carnage - The Birth of Tragedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
After two albums that distinctly harken back to the golden eighties of thrash metal - "The Highest Law" (1998) and "Every Nerve Alive" (2000) - it will surprise not a soul that their third full length effort, "The Birth of Tragedy", continues much in the same vein.
For some reason, however, the vocal style has mercilessly transformed into that of 80's heavy metal cult band, Nasty Savage.
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 Amazon.ca: Penguin Classics Birth Of Tragedy: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It's like Matt Modine's helmet in Full Metal Jacket, man is a creature with inherent duality.
The Birth of Tragedy touches on something so essential and instinctually true to our existence that it can only vaguely be explained in words.
It is up to the reader to take this knowledge as a starting point and explore deeper into their own individual experience and perspective.
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