Philosophical Shakespeares

Philosophical Shakespeares

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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 Shakespeares actively 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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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 16.26mm | 340g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415173884
  • 9780415173889

Table of contents

List of contributors General editor's preface Foreword 1. Philosophical Shakespeares: an introduction 2. How many children did she have? 3. On the need for a differentiated theory of (early) modern subjects 4. We were never early modern 5. Violence and philosophy: Nathaniel Merriman, A.W. Schlegel and Jack Cade 6. Reading Shakespeare with intensity: A commentary on some lines from Nietzsche's Ecce Homo 7. Shakespeare's monster of nothing Bibliography
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"I have personally purchased and studied every one of the new Accents on Shakespeare volumes in the new series edited by Terence Hawkes and repeatedly turn to them as resources for my own research and teaching. My students - graduate and undergraduate alike - find them invaluable, as I do. They are remarkably comprehensive, timely, and informative, and essential way to keep current with the fundamental ideas in Shakespearean criticism."
-Arthur F. Kinney, Thomas W. Copeland Professor of Literary History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Accents on Shakespeare is shaping up as everything a streetwise series of books on the Bard should be: engaged, imaginative, heretical and occasionally outrageous. No one who aims to have their finger on the pulse of Shakespeare studies can afford to ignore it."
-Kiernan Ryan Professor of English, Royal Holloway, University of London and Fellow of New Hall, University of Cambridge
..."moments of illumination...."
-Rain Taxi
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About John Joughin

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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