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Thebes Revisited: Theodicy and the Temporality of Evil

Thebes Revisited: Theodicy and the Temporality of Evil <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This essay gives a close reading of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex in light of Schelling's discussion of theodicy as teleology. The article raises the question of the connection between ethics and time, and it argues that ethical categories are really temporal ones, so much so that it would make little sense to posit a choice between good and evil as if there were two simultaneous options. Instead, the story of Oedipus shows us how Thebes is always to precede if one is to reach Colonus, that evil precedes and enables the good.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Thebes Revisited: Theodicy and the Temporality of Evil

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 39 (2): 292 – Jan 1, 2009

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Brill
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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0085-5553
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1569-1640
DOI
10.1163/156916409X448210
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This essay gives a close reading of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex in light of Schelling's discussion of theodicy as teleology. The article raises the question of the connection between ethics and time, and it argues that ethical categories are really temporal ones, so much so that it would make little sense to posit a choice between good and evil as if there were two simultaneous options. Instead, the story of Oedipus shows us how Thebes is always to precede if one is to reach Colonus, that evil precedes and enables the good.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

Journal

Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: TELEOLOGY; SCHELLING; EVIL; TIME; OEDIPUS; THEODICY

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