|Author||: Christopher Hamilton|
|Publisher||: LIT Verlag Münster|
|Total Pages||: 285|
|ISBN 10||: 9783643500694|
|ISBN 13||: 3643500696|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
The essays in this volume grew out of the reflections and discussions conducted during the second international conference "Impulses from Salzburg" from May 6 to 9, 2008, on "Facing Tragedies". In accordance with the aims of this project, participants were asked to reflect not simply on the nature and meaning of tragedy but also on ways in which those who are the victims of tragedy make sense of, or cope with, their condition. It was recognised that abstract reflection is important in this regard, but also that such reflection must be rooted in ordinary, everyday. experience, and thus the conference had as one of its aims the attempt to ensure that philosophical reflection not lose the moorings it needs in the reality of ordinary life.