Hamlet tells Horatio that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in his philosophy. In Double Vision, philosopher and literary critic Tzachi Zamir argues that there are more things in Hamlet than are dreamt of--or at least conceded--by most philosophers. Making an original and persuasive case for the philosophical value of literature, Zamir suggests that certain important philosophical insights can be gained only through literature. But such insights cannot be reached if literature is deployed merely as an aesthetic sugaring of a conceptual pill. Philosophical knowledge is not opposed to, but is consonant with, the literariness of literature. By focusing on the experience of reading literature as literature and not philosophy, Zamir sets a theoretical framework for a philosophically oriented literary criticism that will appeal both to philosophers and literary critics.
Double Vision is concerned with the philosophical understanding induced by the aesthetic experience of literature. Literary works can function as credible philosophical arguments--not ones in which claims are conclusively demonstrated, but in which claims are made plausible. Such claims, Zamir argues, are embedded within an experiential structure that is itself a crucial dimension of knowing. Developing an account of literature's relation to knowledge, morality, and rhetoric, and advancing philosophical-literary readings of Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, and King Lear, Zamir shows how his approach can open up familiar texts in surprising and rewarding ways.
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"This is the best book on the relationship between philosophy and literature that I have seen in a long time. The philosophical analysis is cogent and extensive, offering much more philosophical detail than most books in this line. The responses to opponents of philosophical interpretation are very imaginative and convincing. And the readings of Shakespeare are stunning in their insightfulness, textual detail, and fruitfulness for philosophical reflection."--Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago
"This is an original and important book. I shall urge my colleagues to read it, and I look forward to citing it in my own work. His readings of Shakespeare will be of great value to literary critics, and I think will help to sell literature to philosophers."--William Flesch, Brandeis University
Tzachi Zamir holds a doctorate in philosophy and is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published a number of essays on the relations between philosophy and literature.
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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Excellent clean condition, clean text, hard-bound with dust-cover, Publisher: Princeton University Press. Codice libro della libreria A-kiwip-05984
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0691125635
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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 691125635