Nietzsche on Tragedy and the Psychology of Art (Part Three)

Jul 20, 2015, 12:00 PM

The third and final portion of our discussion of Friedrich Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy (1872). In this part we discuss the evils according to Nietzsche of ""Socratism,"" which in the modern age is equivalent to scientific optimism: Everything useful, beautiful, and good must be reasonable, fodder for scientific investigation. Why would Greek tragedy show us that this Enlightenment ideal is somehow misguided?

Listen to parts one and two first.

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