Oedipus, Philosopher - Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics (Hardback)
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Oedipus, Philosopher - Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 31/03/1994
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If the logic of the Oedipus myth were subjected to rigorous and thoroughgoing analysis with the tools of anthropology, comparative mythology, and narratology, might it invalidate the approach to the 'Oedipus complex' that Freud derived from his psychoanalytic experience? This book answers 'yes', arguing that instead of the Oedipus complex explaining the myth, the Oedipus myth explains the complex. The author argues that the Oedipus myth is an historical anomaly, a myth of failed royal investiture or of avoided masculine initiation. Does this mean that we must return to the wisdom of tradition and strike out twenty-five centuries of Oedipal history? The author knows very well that such a solution would be fantasy, and he concludes by speculating on how his analysis might contribute to a vision that has eluded Freudian psychoanalysis: how to surpass the Oedipus complex, with all the ethical consequences this would entail.

Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804721691
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 464 g
Dimensions: 224 x 147 x 23 mm

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