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or Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about FWJ Schelling's theory of tragedy, the relationship between reason and mythology, freedom and fate, and the way the tragic unities Kant's first and second critiques. In this lecture, Simon Critchley discusses GWF Hegel, Friedrich Hölderlin, Immanuel Kant, aesthetics, beauty, poetry and William Shakespeare in relationship to Catholicism and Protestantism, Antigone, substance, subject, individuality, Friedrich Nietzsche, Pèter Szondi focusing tragedy in the contemporary world, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Bradley Manning, materialism and idealism, nomads, Jesus, hospitality and refugees.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2011. Simon Critchley. Simon Critchley, Ph.D., is Chair and Professor of Philosophy at The New School, as well as a professor at the European Graduate School (EGS). Simon Critchley was born on February 27, 1960 in Hertfordshire, England. He is a world renowned scholar of Continental Philosophy and phenomenology. Much of his work examines the crucial relationship between the ethical and political within philosophy. Simon Critchley's published work deals largely with disappointment and it's relationship to philosophy; chiefly, religious or political disappointment. Simon Critchley's published works include Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity: Essays on Derrida (1999 ...