Σοφοκλέους Αίας. Τα παράδοξα του ονείρου και της παραφροσύνης
Πανταζάκος, Παναγιώτης Ν.
This essay is dealing with the paradoxical difference of reality from dreaming and of madness from mental orthodoxy. Philosophers, such as Descartes, Berkeley or Hume, and writers, such as Sophocles or Pirandello, have been concerned with this topic and they attempted to focus upon the way these ideas are related to each other, so that through their analysis the self-evidence of our everyday way of thinking is overthrown. It is tried to be shown that the problem of the relationship among reality, dreaming and madness is a question with a long history and it continues to be among the main interests of contemporary philosophers.