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Oedipus, Philosopher

Stanford University Press (1993)

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  1. Enlightenment as Tragedy: Reflections on Adorno's Ethics.Samir Gandesha - 2001 - Thesis Eleven 65 (1):109-130.
    This article argues that the figure of Oedipus lies at the heart of Horkheimer and Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment. Oedipus is the prototypical Aufklärer as no one can rival him in his courageous attempt to employ his own autonomous reason `without direction from another'; yet self-knowledge remains beyond his grasp. Indeed, Oedipus' obsessive drive to bring the truth to light ultimately leads him to put out his own eyes because he is unable to bear the sight of the catastrophe that (...)
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  • The Art of Healing: Psychoanalysis, Culture and Cure.Joanna Elizabeth Thornton Kellond - unknown
    This thesis explores how we might think the relation between psychoanalysis and the cultural field through Donald Winnicott’s concept of the environment, seeking to bring the concept into dialogue with more “classical” strands of psychoanalytic theorizing. A substantial introduction sets out the rationale behind the thesis by reading Freud and Winnicott in relation to the “classic” and the “romantic”, or the “negative” and “positive”, in psychoanalytic thought. It goes on to outline the value of bringing these tendencies together in order (...)
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  • Moral and Epistemic Ambiguity in Oedipus Rex.Havi Carel - 2006 - Janus Head 9 (1):91-109.
    This paper challenges the accepted interpretation of Oedipus Rex, which takes Oedipus’ ignorance of the relevant facts to be an established matter. I argue that Oedipus’ epistemic state is ambiguous, and that this in turn generates a moral ambiguity with respect to his actions. Because ignorance serves as a moral excuse, my demonstration that Oedipus was not ignorant bears significantly on the moral meaning of the play. I next propose to anchor this ambiguity in the Freudian notion of the unconscious, (...)
     
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  • Fabrications of Self: Identity Formation in theOdyssey.Gijs van Oenen - 2001 - Cultural Values 5 (2):221-244.
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