Shakespeare and Philosophy

By Stanley Stewart

© 2010 – Routledge

226 pages

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About the Book

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.

Table of 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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering Shakespeare alongside topics such as religion, politics, gender, race, ecology, popular culture, and history, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT015000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General