Culture of Desire: The Oedipus Myth and Modernity

Vishwa Adluri at Round K

Thu, Jun 23 at 7:30 p.m.   |   90 minutes


In this Olio, we will discuss the role of individuality, freedom, and obligation both in the soul and in the city. Taking our queue from the Oedipus story and Plato’s Republic we will analyze contemporary democratic society which is based on the virtues of freedom and democracy rather than obligation and tradition.

Is modern society oedipal? And what are its consequences?

Teacher: Vishwa Adluri

Vishwa holds PhDs from the New School and University of Marburg, Germany. He recently published 'The Nay Science' and is the author of many books and articles. Dr. Adluri teaches courses on: Approaches to Religion, Indian Philosophy, Christian Theology, Mysticism, Hinduism, art history and The Religious Meaning of Death. He has been thinking about Space, Time, and Death since he was 5.


Venue: Round K
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