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Ethical Pluralism and Moral Conflict in Aeschylus's Oresteia

Gåvertsson, Frits LU (2017) In Philosophy and Literature 41(1A). p.24-39
Abstract
Building on the works of James J. Helm, I argue that it is both fruitful and plausible to read Aeschylus’s Oresteia as expounding a coherent moral outlook. Going beyond Helm, I offer a reading of the trilogy as incorporating a system of deontic requirements that amounts to a kind of noncodi able ethical pluralism that does not fall prey to any blatant self-contradictions and that can be interpreted either as a form of nonnaturalist realism or as a kind of communitarian constructivism.
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Philosophy and Literature
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41
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1A
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16 pages
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Johns Hopkins University Press
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0190-0013
DOI
10.1353/phl.2017.0020
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English
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  author       = {Gåvertsson, Frits},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1A},
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  series       = {Philosophy and Literature},
  title        = {Ethical Pluralism and Moral Conflict in Aeschylus's Oresteia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/phl.2017.0020},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2017},
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