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Athens in Paris

Ancient Greece and the Political in Post-War French Thought

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Athens in Paris by Miriam Leonard
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Athens in Paris explores the ways in which the writings of the ancient Greeks played a decisive part in shaping the intellectual projects of structuralism and post-structuralism - arguably the most significant currents of thought of the post-war era. Miriam Leonard argues that thinkers in post-war France turned to the example of Athenian democracy in their debates over the role of political subjectivity and ethical choice in the life of the modern citizen. The authors she investigates, who include Lacan, Derrida, Foucault, and Vernant, have had an incalculable influence on the direction of classical studies over the last thirty years, but classicists have yet to give due attention to the crucial role of the ancient world in the development of their philosophy.

Author Biography

Miriam Leonard is Lecturer in Classics, University of Bristol.
Release date NZ
October 6th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
288
Dimensions
144x224x22
ISBN-13
9780199277254
Product ID
1860079

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