Philosophical Shakespeares

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John J. Joughin
Psychology Press, 2000 - Drama - 128 pages
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Shakespeare continues to articulate the central problems of our intellectual inheritance. The plays of a Renaissance playwright still seem to be fundamental to our understanding and experience of modernity.
Key philosophical questions concerning value, meaning and justice continue to resonate in Shakespeare's work. In the course of rethinking these issues, Philosophical Shakespearesactively encourages the growing dissolution of boundaries between literature and philosophy. The approach throughout is interdisciplinary, and ranges from problem-centred readings of particular plays to more general elaborations of the significance of Shakespeare in relation to individual thinkers or philosophical traditions.
 

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Contents

Philosophical Shakespeares an introduction
1
How many children did she have?
18
On the need for a differentiated theory of early modern subjects
34
We were never early modern
51
Violence and philosophy
68
Reading Shakespeare with intensity
86
Shakespeares monster of nothing
105
Bibliography
115
Index
125
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About the author (2000)

John Joughin is Senior lecturer in English at the University of Central Lancashire. He is editor of Shakespeare and National Culture(1997).

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