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Conflict and reconciliation in Hegel's theory of tragedy

The John Hopkins University Press
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The aims of this article is to expound and defend Hegel's theory of the tragic and to clarify his concept of reconciliation. These two aims are Related in that a widespread but misleading conception of the tragic and a common, but mistaken, understanding of Hegel' s concept of reconciliation can seem to offer mutual support. I argue that once these are properly understood we can better understand Hegel's curious readings of the Antigone by Sophocles and the Eumenides by Aeschylus. I show that the latter rather than the former better exemplifies Hegel's theory, of which I offer a qualified defense.

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