By Miriam Leonard
Series Editors: Lorna Hardwick, Professor of Classical reports, Open college, and James I. Porter, Professor of Greek, Latin, and Comparative Literature, college of Michigan
The texts, principles, pictures, and fabric tradition of historic Greece and Rome have continuously been an important to makes an attempt to suitable the prior with the intention to authenticate the current. They underlie the mapping of swap and the statement and tough of values and identities, previous and new. Classical Presences brings the most recent scholarship to undergo at the contexts, thought, and perform of such use, and abuse, of the classical past.
Athens in Paris explores the ways that the writings of the traditional Greeks performed a decisive half in shaping the highbrow tasks of structuralism and post-structuralism--arguably the main major currents of considered the post-war period. Miriam Leonard argues that thinkers in post-war France became to the instance of Athenian democracy of their debates over the function of political subjectivity and moral selection within the lifetime of the trendy citizen. The authors she investigates, who comprise Lacan, Derrida, Foucault, and Vernant, have had an incalculable effect at the path of classical experiences over the past thirty years, yet classicists have not begun to provide due recognition to the the most important function of the traditional global within the improvement in their philosophy.
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Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in Post-War French Thought (Classical Presences) by Miriam Leonard