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The Oedipus plays of Sophocles : philosophical perspectives

Author: Paul Woodruff
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Series: Oxford studies in philosophy and literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philosophers and classicists examine Sophocles' treatment of Oedipus, the man who did not know himself, in these new essays. They discuss barriers to self-knowledge and an old man's quest for serenity, and explore the question: is it better not to be born at all, or better, once born, to die young rather than live a long life?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oedipus plays of Sophocles.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018008369
Named Person: Sophocles; Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure); Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure); Sophocles.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Woodruff
ISBN: 9780190669485 0190669489 9780190669461 0190669462
OCLC Number: 1039212357
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 242 pages).
Contents: Cover; Series; The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles; Copyright; Contents; Series Editor's Foreword; A Note on the Cover; Contributors; Editor's Introduction; 1. Oedipus Tyrannus and the Cognitive Value of Literature; 2. The Killing Feet: Evidence and Evidence Sensitivity in Oedipus Tyrannus; 3. In the Ruins of Self-Knowledge: Oedipus Unmade; 4. "Tyranny," Enlightenment, and Religion: Sophocles's Sympathetic Critique of Periclean Athens in Oedipus the Tyrant; 5. Gods, Fate, and the Character of Oedipus; 6. Aging Oedipus; 7. Truth and Self at Colonus; 8. The Goodness of Death in Oedipus at Colonus.
Series Title: Oxford studies in philosophy and literature.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Woodruff.

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