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Unformatted text preview: 2) Creon as male protagonist for the state 3) Issue: duty to family vs duty to state; law of God vs law of State 4) Tragedy: man’s worst error is to reject good council out of pride and stubbornness 5) Tensions: • Gender Gap • Generation gap • Tradition vs change. Exceptions? II Greek Philosophy (Chap 5) A) Natural Philosophy (7 th – 5 th centuries) 1) Goal: to explain the world through natural causes vs myth. No creator god = atheist 2) Natural elements and causes: water, fire, love/hate, mind 3) Heraclitus: nature in constant flux from solid to liquid to air. Cause = fire. Logos/reason (impersonal) controls the form and balance 4) Leucippus and the Atomists. All matter made of invisible “atoms” (uncuttable). Eternal and unchanging. All form is random....
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