Introduction. 1. Tragic Insights Part I 2. Parallax and Politics in Ajax 3. Death and Desire in Antigone 4. Friendship and Necessity in Philoctetes Part II 5. Medieval Visions and the Early Modern Project 6. The Tragic Politics of John Locke 7. Karl Jaspers and the End of Tragedy Conclusion.
Jonathan N. Badger is Associate Professor at St. John's College, Annapolis.