Reading Shakespeare Through Philosophy by Peter Kishore SavalReading Shakespeare Through Philosophy by Peter Kishore Saval

Reading Shakespeare Through Philosophy

byPeter Kishore SavalEditorPeter Kishore Saval

Hardcover | January 13, 2014

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Reading Shakespeare through Philosophyadvocates that the beauty of Shakespearean drama is inseparable from its philosophical power. Shakespeare¿s plays make demands on us even beyond our linguistic attention and historical empathy: they require thinking, and the concepts of philosophy can provide us with tools to aid us in that thinking.

This volume examines how philosophy can help us to re-imagine Shakespeare¿s treatment of individuality, character, and destiny, particularly at certain moments in a play when a character¿s relationship to space or time becomes an enigma to us. The author focuses on the dramatization of seemingly magical relationships between the individual and the cosmos, exploring and rethinking the meanings of 'individual', 'cosmos' and 'magic' through a conceptually acute reading of Shakespeare's plays. This book draws upon a variety of thinkers including Plato, Aristotle, Leibniz and Kant, in search of a revitalized philosophical criticism ofJulius Caesar, Love¿s Labor¿s Lost, The Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens, andTwelfth Night.

Peter Kishore Savalis Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University, US
Title:Reading Shakespeare Through PhilosophyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:January 13, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415709024

ISBN - 13:9780415709026


Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Fate and Character inJulius Caesar  3. A Philosophy of History inLove¿s Labor¿s Lost 4. Primordial Debt, Communism, andThe Merchant of Venice  5. Sympathy inTimon of Athens  6. The Being of the Future inTwelfth Night