Hatred and civilization in the oresteia

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Saval, P. Kishore. (2018). Hatred and civilization in the oresteia. Social Research. 85(2), pp. 453-485.
AuthorsSaval, P. Kishore
Abstract

There is no greater form of estrangement than hatred, and the stigma of hatred pervades our polarized political culture. Along with such a political stigma is a tendency to assume that violent passion is an obstacle to the attainment of wisdom. However, Aeschylus's Oresteia ought to remind us that hatred is neither a mere pathology belonging to our enemies, nor an anti-democratic sentiment. On the contrary, Aeschylus's great play reminds us that hatred may be an indispensible part of wisdom, as well as a tragic necessity of the democratic project.

Year2018
JournalSocial Research
Journal citation85 (2), pp. 453-485
PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
ISSN0037-783X
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85051241268
Web address (URL)https://muse.jhu.edu/article/700744
Page range453-485
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Deposited05 Jul 2023
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