The Tragic Discourse- L'Expérience du tragique: Shestov and Fondane's Existential Thought - La pensée existentielle de Chestov et de Fondane (European Connections #26) (Paperback)

The Tragic Discourse- L'Expérience du tragique: Shestov and Fondane's Existential Thought - La pensée existentielle de Chestov et de Fondane (European Connections #26) By Peter Collier (Other), Ramona Fotiade (Editor) Cover Image

The Tragic Discourse- L'Expérience du tragique: Shestov and Fondane's Existential Thought - La pensée existentielle de Chestov et de Fondane (European Connections #26) (Paperback)

By Peter Collier (Other), Ramona Fotiade (Editor)

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This is book number 26 in the European Connections series.

An influential forerunner of French Existentialism, the Russian-born thinker Lev Shestov (1866-1938) elaborated a radical critique of rationalist knowledge and ethics from the point of view of individual human existence. Best known for his ground-breaking comparative studies of Tolstoy and Nietzsche, and of Dostoevsky and Nietzsche, Shestov defined his conception as the 'philosophy of tragedy'. Shestov's philosophical hermeneutics of the literary work of art was later developed and disseminated through the writings of his disciple, the Romanian-born Benjamin Fondane (1898-1944), who was also a poet, filmmaker and playwright. The two authors provided one of the earliest and most consistent critical accounts of Husserlian phenomenology in France. 'The philosophy of tragedy' and its associated notions of 'revolt' and existential truth had a lasting impact on a number of prominent writers and philosophers including Georges Bataille, Andr Gide, Andr Malraux, Albert Camus and Emmanuel L vinas.
Pr curseur influent de l'Existentialisme, le philosophe d'origine russe, L on Chestov a labor une critique radicale de la connaissance rationnelle et de l' thique du point de vue de l'existence individuelle. Connu en particulier pour l'originalit de ses tudes comparatives sur Tolstoi et Nietzsche, et sur Dosto evski et Nietzsche, Chestov a d fini sa conception comme une 'philosophie de la trag die'. L'herm neutique philosophique de l'oeuvre litt raire chez Chestov a t ult rieurement developp e et diss min e travers les crits de son disciple d'origine roumaine, Benjamin Fondane, philosophe, mais aussi po te, cin aste et homme de th tre. Les deux auteurs ont labor une des premi res et des plus coh rentes critiques de la ph nom nologie d'Husserl en France. La philosophie de la trag die et les notions qui y sont associ es, en particulier celle de r volte et de v rit existentielle, ont exerc une influence durable sur nombre d' crivains et des philosophes r put's, dont Georges Bataille, Andr Gide, Andr Malraux, Albert Camus et Emmanuel L vinas.
Product Details ISBN: 9783039108992
ISBN-10: 3039108999
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: August 18th, 2006
Pages: 300
Language: French
Series: European Connections