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Shakespeare and Philosophy

By Stanley Stewart

Routledge – 2010 – 226 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

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Description

Touching on the work of philosophers including Richardson, Kant, Hume, Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, and Dewey, this study examines the history of what philosophers have had to say about "Shakespeare" as a subject of philosophy, from the seventeenth-century to the present. Stewart's volume will be of interest to Shakespeareans, literary critics, and philosophers.

Contents

Abbreviations and Bibliographical Note Acknowledgments 1: Philosophy’s Shakespeare: Defining Terms 2: Philosophy’s Shakespeare: Breaking the Silence 3: Hume’s Shakespeare 4: "Philosophy" in Richardson’s Philosophical Analysis of Shakespeare 5: Enlightenment Shakespeare 6: Shakespeare and Subjectivity: Kierkegaard and Nietzsche 7: Pragmatism’s Shakespeare 8: Shakespeare and the "Limits of Wittgenstein’s World" 9: Shakespeare and "The Litrification of Philosophy" Appendix: The Evolution of Richardson’s Philosophical Analysis Notes Bibliography Index

Author Bio

Stanley Stewart is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside.

Name: Shakespeare and Philosophy (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Stanley Stewart. Touching on the work of philosophers including Richardson, Kant, Hume, Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, and Dewey, this study examines the history of what philosophers have had to say about "Shakespeare" as a subject of philosophy, from the...
Categories: Shakespeare, Literature & Philosophy, History of Philosophy