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ZHANG Xingang | Family and Polis : Antigone’s Politics of Friendship

Release Date: 2017/8/2 16:09:52

 

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Family and Polis : Antigone’s Politics of Friendship

Lecturer:ZHANG Xingang | Beijing University
Date & Time:9:30-11:00, Thursday, August 8, 2017
Venue:Room 304, Building 4, Zhijiang Campus, Zhejiang University

Sophocles’ Antigone is one of the greatest tragedies of ancient Greece. Its rich content has left much room for interpretation. Family and polis, unwritten law and city law, men and women has become the main clues to understand the conflict of the drama since Hegel. The images of Antigone and Creon, the two protagonists, have also become the focuses of debates. This talk will theme on philia, reexamine the complex relationship between family and polis, try to prove that conflict of the drama was resulted by the dual misunderstanding of Antigone and Creon on family and polis, and help to better understand the nature of polis and political friendship.

 

ZHANG Xingang | Family and Polis : Antigone’s Politics of Friendship

Ph.D. at Beijing University

Research Interest: Western classical political thoughts, Political philosophy 

Works: Philia, Justice and Community : Study on Platonic Philosophical Thoughts

 

ZHANG Xingang | Family and Polis : Antigone’s Politics of Friendship

 

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