DEINOTATON and POLEMOS: Human being and the search for the abode
Karakasis, Georgios Sotirios
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The goal of this Thesis is to present a philosophical interpretation of the idea/event of "Polemos". Focusing on the philosophical thought of Heraclitus and Martin Heidegger we will approach "Polemos", not only ontically, as a military struggle, but, ontologically as well, as expressed in the struggle of the human being to find/create his abode in the world. Our effort will center on the definition of the human being as "Deinotaton"- a definition made by Sophocles in the choral ode of Antigone- and on the nature of modern warfare. Finally, we will try to show why and how human being ¿s conscience is getting fragmented in the war¿s perception by modern society and how this fragmentation may be countered through the eventuation of "logos" in the thought/ life of the human being.