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McMaster University

1. Flora, John Christopher. Is Ecce Homo Nietzsche's Apology? "a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal ... ".

Degree: MA, 1998, McMaster University

Socrates abounds in Nietzsche's writings. From beginning to end, in major works and throughout notes and other materials, Nietzsche attempts to fathom the problem of Socrates. One's interpretation of Nietzsche's Socrates bears or. one's reading of Ecce Homo, Nietzsche's final original, last to be published (posthumously), and perhaps most widely misunderstood work. This thesis contributes to Nietzsche studies by casting some light on the text in terms of this problem. According to Nietzsche's sequential and systematic formula of "a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal .. . ", three separate preliminary studies of literature addressing the problem and question prepare a subsequent connecting commentary and investigation of the evidence of the texts. The results of the inquiry indicate that beyond even the majestic Heraclitus, none other than Socrates is Nietzsche's first and last philosopher. The underlying theme is that Nietzsche constructed his life and literature, art and philosophy, upon the "parable and parallel" of Socrates. Thus it is suggested that one read Nietzsche in light of the dialogues. In this light, Nietzsche's last work forms an ironic commentary on the Apology and problem of Socrates, the subsequent all too sudden collapse into the abyss of madness the tragic irony.

Master of Arts (MA)

Advisors/Committee Members: Aster, H., Political Science.

Subjects/Keywords: Nietsche; Political Science; Political Science

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APA (6th Edition):

Flora, J. C. (1998). Is Ecce Homo Nietzsche's Apology? "a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal ... ". (Masters Thesis). McMaster University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11375/13705

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Flora, John Christopher. “Is Ecce Homo Nietzsche's Apology? "a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal ... ".” 1998. Masters Thesis, McMaster University. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11375/13705.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Flora, John Christopher. “Is Ecce Homo Nietzsche's Apology? "a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal ... ".” 1998. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Flora JC. Is Ecce Homo Nietzsche's Apology? "a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal ... ". [Internet] [Masters thesis]. McMaster University; 1998. [cited 2019 Oct 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11375/13705.

Council of Science Editors:

Flora JC. Is Ecce Homo Nietzsche's Apology? "a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal ... ". [Masters Thesis]. McMaster University; 1998. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11375/13705


Texas A&M University

2. Haris, Muhammad. Four facets of the relation of tragedy to dialectic and the theme of crisis of expectations.

Degree: 2009, Texas A&M University

As a whole, this work serves to illuminate the tragic as a fundamental human phenomenon and an objective fact that is distinct not only from comedy and irony but from other forms of calamity and modes of failure. I consider three distinct sources of philosophical knowledge on tragedy. The first is tragic drama and literature, the second is the theory of the tragic and the third source consists of the employment of the concept of tragedy to discuss events or characters that one encounters in life. I carefully draw upon the first two sources to thicken the elaborations of four different facets of the third. In this process, I extrapolate Szondi?s notion that tragedy is a specific dialectic in a specific space. In the course of this work, I place a greater emphasis upon this general concept of the tragic as opposed to a poetics of tragedy. The dissertation bears out, however, that it is ultimately poetics - and not the dialectic as general concept - that provide us with the richer insights into tragedy as it unravels in life. The specific dialectic of tragedy unravels so as to cause the irreplaceable loss of something of great value. This provides me with a structuring element that ties the four central chapters together. In terms of content, I emphasize also upon the tragic flaw as a set of character traits (manifested by an individual or some form of collective) which keep tragedy in place. The consideration of the figure of Willy Loman allows me to examine the tragedy of failure of expectations which is a distinct category of the tragic and yet it oscillates such that ties together the other themes. A central idea that emerges from an analysis of the overlapping themes is that prior to tragedy is the investment of the deepest inner resources into a process. This investment gives rise to identity and to expectations. As a tragedy unfolds, the source of the identity or of expectation becomes also the birth place or the generator of all threats to this identity and the collapse of long nurtured expectations. Advisors/Committee Members: McDermott, John J. (advisor), Austin, Scott (committee member), Burch, Robert W. (committee member), George, Theodore (committee member), Powell, Larson (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Tragedy; Dialectic; Szondi; Hegel; Nietsche; Death of a Salesman; King Lear; Diremption; Alienation; Culture; Self Deception; Failure of expectations

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APA (6th Edition):

Haris, M. (2009). Four facets of the relation of tragedy to dialectic and the theme of crisis of expectations. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2810

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Haris, Muhammad. “Four facets of the relation of tragedy to dialectic and the theme of crisis of expectations.” 2009. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2810.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Haris, Muhammad. “Four facets of the relation of tragedy to dialectic and the theme of crisis of expectations.” 2009. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Haris M. Four facets of the relation of tragedy to dialectic and the theme of crisis of expectations. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2009. [cited 2019 Oct 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2810.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Haris M. Four facets of the relation of tragedy to dialectic and the theme of crisis of expectations. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2810

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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