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Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia

Print version ISSN 0100-512XOn-line version ISSN 1981-5336

Abstract

INCERTI, Fabiano. O NASCIMENTO DO INQUÉRITO NA TRAGÉDIA DE "ÉDIPO-REI": UMA LEITURA FOUCAULTIANA. Kriterion [online]. 2016, vol.57, n.134, pp.545-564. ISSN 0100-512X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0100-512x2016n13410fi.

Michel Foucault considers the tragedy "Oedipus, the King" as a story of knowledge-power from which emerges, in the nascent Greek law, the practice of inquiry (enquête). For him, the plot talks about the repression that weighs on Western systems of truth. If, somehow, there is an Oedipal determination in the West, this is not at the level of desire, as psychoanalysis believes, but it is within the constraints holding system, from Greece, the discourse about truth and that is expressed from the political, legal and religious requirement to convert the event into a fact saved definitely by the evidence of witnesses. Oedipus is, in short, a story of truth, in which there is a crime that needs to be unravelled and a criminal to be punished, and each part of the research caters strictly the laws from that time.

Keywords : Inquiry; Witness; Truth; "Oedipus, the King"; Michel Foucault.

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