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Shame and necessity

Author: Bernard Williams
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Series: Sather classical lectures, v. 57.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author is a philosopher, but much of his book is directed to writers such as Homer and the tragedians, whom he discusses as poets and not just materials for philosophy. At the center of his study is the question of how we can understand Greek tragedy at all, when its world is so far from ours.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Williams
ISBN: 0520080467 9780520080461 0520088301 9780520088306
OCLC Number: 25550835
Notes: "A Centennial book"--Preliminary page.
Description: xii, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. The Liberation of Antiquity --
II. Centres of Agency --
III. Recognising Responsibility --
IV. Shame and Autonomy --
V. Necessary Identities --
VI. Possibility, Freedom, and Power --
Endnote 1: Mechanisms of Shame and Guilt --
Endnote 2: Phaedra's Distinction: Euripides Hippolytus 380-87 --
Index Locorum.
Series Title: Sather classical lectures, v. 57.
Responsibility: Bernard Williams.
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Focusing on the works of Homer and the Greek tragedians, this treatise claims that, while we are in many ways different from the ancient Greeks, we are more like the ancients than we care to  Read more...

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Preface ix I. The Liberation of Antiquity 1 II. Centres of Agency 21 III. Recognising Responsibility 50 IV. Shame and Autonomy 75 V. Necessary Identities 103 VI. Possibility, Freedom, and Power 130 Notes 169 Endnote 1: Mechanisms of Shame Guilt 219 Endnote 2: Phaedra's DistinctionP Euripides _Hippolytus_ 380-87 225 Bibliography 231 General Index 243 Index Locorum 249

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Sather Classical Lectures, no. 57

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