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Prof. Ahrensdorf featured in Forbes: It's Elementary, My Dear Oedipus: Sophocles' Oedipus Rex

Sophocles' Oedipus Rex is traditionally interpreted as a play about the gods' relation to human agency. But this understanding of the text is deficient and misses the point. With an interpretation set out by Prof. Peter J. Ahrensdorf, Forbes Contributor David Bahr offers an alternative: the play is what happens when man abdicates reason in favor of blind piety.

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