Oedipus Rex – Futility of Changing Destiny.

A Greek Tragedy.

Without wanting to get into the dynamics and philosophy of fortune-telling futures and time-travel scenarios I thought it was worth looking at the ancient Greek myth of Oedipus mentioned in the recent post on determinism and free will for a story about how determinism locks you into a future where, even if you know what is going to happen, events will conspire to force the eventual outcome anyway.

Some would say we’re fated.

It just goes to show philosophers have been thinking about these topics for thousands of years.

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