Why Nietzsche thinks tragedy is a particularly important form in art? How does it function as a vehicle of more general philosophical truths? How is it able to reflect or reveal the human place in the cosmos? How do Nietzsche’s concepts of the Apollonian and Dionysian shed light on art’s supposed philosophical significance?What does the decline of tragedy implies about the cultural significance if tragedy? How convincing his position is? Does Nietzsche succeed in establishing that (Greek) tragedy has special philosophical or cultural significance? Does his claim hold for all tragedies? What about other art forms? What, if anything, make tragedy a special case?