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Meta-ethical and liberatory dimensions of tragedy

a Schutzean portrait

Lewis R. Gordon

pp. 169-180

Tragedy is an ideal typification of a number of aesthetic mixed types. This ideal mixture affords a correlated mixture in the antisocial world of colonialism and neo-colonialism. Investigated from a tragic perspective, the meta-ethical question of the relevance of ethics emerges, which decenters ethical discourse in such a world. Schutz's phenomenological sociology offers important conceptual tools with which to articulate some radical dimensions of this meta-ethical turn — e.g., the call for an egalitarian everyday world with room for nonideological understanding of mundane and extraordinary experience.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-015-9042-6_7

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Gordon, L. R. (1998)., Meta-ethical and liberatory dimensions of tragedy: a Schutzean portrait, in L. Embree (ed.), Alfred Schutz's "sociological aspect of literature", Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 169-180.

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