Blackwell Great Minds
1. Edition July 2008
2008. 248 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-6796-3 - John Wiley & Sons
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Shakespeare was not, strictly speaking, a philosopher. That is, he did not write essays or treatises arguing philosophical positions or proposing an all-embracing philosophical scheme. However, we do have the plays and poems - and they collectively give evidence of a deep moral and intellectual commitment that we can locate in what we call
From the contents
1. A Natural Philosopher.
2. Lust in Action: Shakespeare's Ideas on Sex and Gender.
3. What is Honour? Shakespeare's Ideas on Politics and Political Theory.
4. Hold the Mirror Up to Nature: Shakespeare's Ideas on Writing and Acting.
5. Pray You Now, Forget and Forgive: Shakespeare's Ideas on Religious Controversy and Issues of Faith.
6. Is Man No More Than This? Shakespeare's Ideas on Scepticism, Doubt, Pessimism, Misanthropy.
7. Here Our Play Has Ending: Ideas of Closure in the Late Plays.