The Allure of <i>Antigone</i> or Antigone and the Philosophers

Olga Taxidou

in Tragedy, Modernity and Mourning

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780748619870
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651719 | DOI:
The Allure of Antigone or Antigone and the Philosophers

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This chapter investigates several contradictions and ambiguities that are embodied by the ‘character’ of Antigone. It shows that Antigone has captured the imagination of modernity philosophers, either as a heroine of the endless revolt against the state or as a redemption of philosophy, and also states that Antigone has been read as the link between the aesthetic and the political.

Keywords: Antigone; contradictions; ambiguities; modernity; philosophers; aesthetic; political

Chapter.  10014 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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