The Resource Athens in Paris : ancient Greece and the political in postwar French thought, Miriam Leonard

Athens in Paris : ancient Greece and the political in postwar French thought, Miriam Leonard

Label
Athens in Paris : ancient Greece and the political in postwar French thought
Title
Athens in Paris
Title remainder
ancient Greece and the political in postwar French thought
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Leonard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why was Derrida reading Plato as students stormed the Sorbonne in May of 1968? Why was Foucault writing about Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus while fighting for the rights of prisoners with Vidal-Naquet? What has Vernant the resistance fighter to do with Vernant the theorist of the ancient polis? Athens in Paris explores the decisive role that ancient Greek texts and ideas played in shaping the intellectual projects of structuralism and post-structuralism. Miriam Leonard shows how French post-war thinkers such as Lacan, Derrida, Foucault, and Vernant turned to the example of ancient democracy in their debates over the role of political subjectivity and ethical choice in the life of the modern citizen. Her study highlights the impact of ancient debates about democracy and citizenship on contemporary political and philosophical preoccupations."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320/.01/1094409046
Index
index present
LC call number
JA84.F8
LC item number
L45 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Classical presences
  • Classical presences
Label
Athens in Paris : ancient Greece and the political in postwar French thought, Miriam Leonard
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [232]-253) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
Oedipus and the political subject -- Antigone between ethics and politics -- Socrates and the analytic city
Control code
000027824025
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780199277254
Lccn
2005019523
Other control number
2216749
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.b23428296
System control number
  • md23428296
  • (OCoLC)61130677

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