Analyzes contemporary technological society through the lens of Greek tragedy. Destiny Domesticated investigates three ways Western civilization has tried to tame fate: the heroic affirmation of fate in the tragic culture of the Greeks, the humble acceptance of divine providence in Christianity, and the abolition of fate in modern technological society. Against this background, Jos de Mul argues that the uncontrollability of technology introduces its own tragic dimension to our culture. Considering a range of literary texts and contemporary events, and drawing on twenty-five centuries of tragedy interpretation from philosophers such as Aristotle, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, literary critics George Steiner and Terry Eagleton, and others, de Mul articulates a contemporary perspective on the tragic, shedding new light on philosophical topics such as free will, determinism, and the contingency of life.The Rebirth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Technology Jos de Mul ... parental behavior from childrena#39;s behavior, and being a parent from the instinctdriven behavior of animals (Van der Pas 1994, 36). ... does not want to dodge ( Hellemans 1982), to something that finds itself between pre- and half- consciousness, and which sometimes is full consciousness. ... of causes (ranging from defective socialization to problems resulting from addiction and substance abuse), but it is always there, anbsp;...
|Author||:||Jos de Mul|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 2014-02-01|