The Tragedy Of Antigone By Lacan 's Reading Of The Sophocles ' Tragedy

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Informed by Lacan’s reading of the Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone, this paper will explore the political limits of an ethical act determined by perseverance in desire. The tragedy of Antigone can be considered to be an ethical and political act insofar that suspension of the symbolic coordinates that support the organization of law and community is produced, thereby allowing the restructuring of political space. The morbidity of desire, its inseparable relationship to death, mobilizes a paradoxical productivity that, without actually filling the immanent void of the symbolic field, allowing a continuous creation which a society can discuss its organization of relations and political significations.
Has been Nietzsche (2007: 116) who has reminded us of the way in which Socrates judged the tragedy, which was conceived by the Greek philosopher as incapable of telling the truth and even more as a way to know less, which as such is not related to the philosophy. But to this contempt of Socrates with regard to the tragedy, Nietzsche responds with a severe questioning: the thought of Socrates establishes and embodies the rationalist dogmatism on which is founded the modernity, to which you can oppose the truth of the tragedy as a courageous and honest way to deal with the reality of our world, a reality "chaotic, cruel and ultimately impenetrable to 'human reason" (Ahrensdorf, 2009: 2). The path of the tragedy is for Nietzsche a course possible for the man of these times, a track to…

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