Sacred Transgressions: A Reading of Sophocles Antigone Seth Benardete

ISBN: 9781587317637

Published: May 15th 2015

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Sacred Transgressions: A Reading of Sophocles Antigone  by  Seth Benardete

Sacred Transgressions: A Reading of Sophocles Antigone by Seth Benardete
May 15th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 168 pages | ISBN: 9781587317637 | 4.22 Mb

This detailed commentary on the action and argument of Sophocles Antigone is meant to be a reflection on and response to Hegels interpretation in the Phenomenology (VI.A.a-b). It thus moves within the principles Hegel discovers in the play butMoreThis detailed commentary on the action and argument of Sophocles Antigone is meant to be a reflection on and response to Hegels interpretation in the Phenomenology (VI.A.a-b).

It thus moves within the principles Hegel discovers in the play but reinserts them into the play as they show themselves across the eccentricities of its plot. Wherever plot and principles do not match, there is a glimmer of the argument: Haemon speaks up for the city and Tiresias for the divine law but neither for Antigone. The guard who reports the burial and presents Antigone to Creon is as important as Antigone or Creon for understanding Antigone.

The Chorus too in their inconsistent thoughtfulness have to be taken into account, and in particular how their understanding of the canniness of man reveals Antigone in their very failure to count her as a sign of mans uncanniness: She who is below the horizon of their awareness is at the heart of their speech. Megareus, the older son of Creon, who sacrificed his life for the city, looms as large as Eurydice, whose suicide has nothing in common with Antigones.

She is all-mother- Antigone is anti-generation.



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