By Peter J. Ahrensdorf
During this ebook, Peter Ahrensdorf examines Sophocles' strong research of a important query of political philosophy and a perennial query of political existence: may still voters and leaders govern political society via the sunshine of unaided human cause or non secular religion? via a clean exam of Sophocles' undying masterpieces - Oedipus the Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone - Ahrensdorf deals a sustained problem to the present view, championed through Nietzsche in his assault on Socratic rationalism, that Sophocles is an opponent of rationalism. Ahrensdorf argues that Sophocles is a surely philosophical philosopher and a rationalist, albeit person who advocates a wary political rationalism. Such rationalism constitutes a center manner among an excessive political rationalism that dismisses faith - exemplified in Oedipus the Tyrant - and a piety that rejects cause - exemplified through Oedipus at Colonus. Ahrensdorf concludes with an incisive research of Nietzsche, Socrates, and Aristotle on tragedy and philosophy. He argues, opposed to Nietzsche, that the rationalism of Socrates and Aristotle contains a profound understanding of the tragic size of human lifestyles and consequently resembles in primary methods the somber and humane rationalism of Sophocles.
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