Tragic Views of the Human Condition: Cross-Cultural Comparisons between Views of Human Nature in Greek and Shakespearean Tragedy and the Mahābhārata and Bhagavadgītā

Tragic Views of the Human Condition: Cross-Cultural Comparisons between Views of Human Nature in Greek and Shakespearean Tragedy and the Mahābhārata and Bhagavadgītā

Lourens Minnema


Can tragic perspectives of the human as identified to Westerners via Greek and Shakespearean tragedy be pointed out outdoors eu tradition, within the Indian tradition of Hindu epic drama? In what respects can the Mahabharata epic's and the Bhagavadgita's perspectives of the human be referred to as 'tragic' within the Greek and Shakespearean senses of the word?

Tragic perspectives of the human are essentially embedded in tales. in basic terms afterwards are those perspectives expounded in theories of tragedy and in philosophical anthropologies. Minnema identifies those embedded perspectives of human nature via discussing the ways that tragic tales increase a number of anthropological issues-issues reminiscent of dealing with evil, anguish, warfare, dying, values, energy, sacrifice, ritual, conversation, gender, honour, injustice, wisdom, destiny, freedom. each one bankruptcy represents one cluster of tragic concerns which are explored when it comes to their specific (Greek, English, Indian) settings sooner than being in comparison cross-culturally. finally, the underlying query is: are Indian perspectives of the human very various from Western perspectives? - See extra at: http://bloomsbury.com/us/tragic-views-of-the-human-condition-9781441151049/#sthash.s9BUIlA1.dpuf

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Tragic Views of the Human Condition: Cross-Cultural Comparisons between Views of Human Nature in Greek and Shakespearean Tragedy and the Mahabharata and Bhagavadgita

Tragic Views of the Human Condition: Cross-Cultural Comparisons between Views of Human Nature in Greek and Shakespearean Tragedy and the Mahabharata and Bhagavadgita

Lourens Minnema

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