Item description for Sacred Transgressions by Seth Benardete...
This detailed commentary on the action and argument of Sophocles' Antigone is meant to be a reflection on and response to Hegel's 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 man's 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 Antigone's. She is "all-mother"; Antigone is anti-generation.
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Studio: St. Augustines Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.31" Width: 6.25" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Jul 30, 1999
Publisher St. Augustine's Press
ISBN 1890318779 ISBN13 9781890318772
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More About Seth Benardete
The Late Seth Benardete was an outstanding teacher and scholar in classical literature and philosophy, who taught at New York University. He is the author of numerous works from both the University of Chicago Press and St. Augustine s Press. The titles from St. Augustine's Press are: author of "Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero," "Sacred Transgressions: A Reading of Sophocles' Antigone," "Herodotean Inquiries," and as co-translator with Michael Davis for "Aristotle On Poetics. " Ronna Burger teaches philosophy at Tulane University; she is the author of "The Phaedo: A Platonic Labyrinth "from St. Augustine s Press and "Aristotle s Dialogue with Socrates: On the Nicomachean Ethics" (University of Chicago Press). Michael Davis teaches philosophy at Sarah Lawrence College; he authored Wonderlust: Ruminations on Liberal Education, "The Poetry of Philosophy: On Aristotle s Poetics "and, with Seth Benardete, translated "Aristotle On Poetics," both from St. Augustine s Press. Burger and Davis collaborated on editing Seth Benardete s "Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero "(St. Augustine s Press). "