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Judith N. Shklar, Samantha Ashenden, and Andreas Hess

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780300214994

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300214994.001.0001

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Antigone

Antigone

Chapter:
(p.25) Lecture 2: Antigone
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On Political Obligation
Author(s):

Judith N. Shklar

, Samantha Ashenden, Andreas Hess
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300214994.003.0003

In this chapter Shklar discusses the moral dilemmas and conflicts in terms of loyalty and disobedience in one of the best known classic Greek dramas—Sophocles’ Antigone. She guides the reader through various interpretations of the play, and argues that its ongoing relevance is a result of its moral complexity.

Keywords:   Conflicting commitments, traditional loyalty, disobeying laws, Greek drama, Antigone

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