10.2.12

Simon Critchley on Greek Tragedy

Philosopher shares his current obsession
Greek vase depicting a production of Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis
In a post for The Believer, Simon Critchley shares his latest obsession for Greek tragedy (link via ReadySteadyBook): 'I have always tended to work obsessively on one topic at a time to the exclusion of everything else. I don’t consider this a virtue. For the past 6 months, that topic has been ancient tragedy: its nature, its savage and troubling beauty, its conflict with and superiority to philosophy, and its massive and unacknowledged relevance to the contemporary psychical and political situation.' [Read More]

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