Год издания: 2006
Количество страниц: 240
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Shakespeare has always been celebrated for the depth of his themes, the vividness of his characters, and the beauty of his poetry. However, the philosophical nature of his opus has often been overlooked. Focusing on Shakespeare's six most regarded plays— A Midsummer Night's Dream , Hamlet , Othello , Macbeth , King Lear , and The Tempest —noted philosopher Colin McGinn provides a brilliant analysis of the major philosophical themes embedded in Shakespeare's work, including the possibility of human knowledge and the threat of skepticism; the nature and persistence of the self; the character of causation as it shapes human affairs; the existence and nature of evil; and the power of language to influence and shape the human mind. McGinn contends that Shakespeare was strongly influenced by the philosophy of Montaigne, a convinced skeptic and unflinching psychological inquirer, whose work was being translated into English at the...