Virtue's Own Feature: Shakespeare and the Virtue Ethics Tradition

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University of Delaware Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 260 pages
Using an historical approach, Virtue's Own Feature explores nine of Shakespeare's most successful works as representations of the passions, virtues, and vices as they are complexly and extensively set out by Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas. The work first undertakes to describe the late Elizabethan poetic of Sir Philip Sidney, which is demonstrated to be Shakespeare's poetic as well. Second, this study explores Shakespeare's plays in relation to the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition of moral philosophy, one important branch of a major sixteenth-century philosophical tradition.

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Contents

Preface
9
Acknowledgments
15
Sidneys Apology and Shakespeares Poetic
21
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