Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This innovative work argues that Shakespeare was as great a philosopher as he was a poet, and that his greatness as a poet derived even more from his power as a thinker than from his genius for linguistic expression. Codice inventario libreria
This innovative work argues that Shakespeare was as great a philosopher as he was a poet, and that his greatness as a poet derived even more from his power as a thinker than from his genius for linguistic expression. Accordingly, Leon Craig's interpretation of the plays - focusing primarily on Macbeth and King Lear, but including extensive comments on Othello, The Winter's Tale, and Measure for Measure - are intended to demonstrate what can be gained from reading Shakespeare 'philosophically.'
Shakespeare, Craig argues, had a persistent fascination with the relationship between politics and philosophy, and even more precisely, with the idea of a philosophical ruler. Macbeth and King Lear are given detailed exposition for the special light they cast on tensions between philosophy and politics, knowledge and power. They show how the pursuit of an adequate understanding of certain practical issues - transient yet recurring - necessarily leads to considerations that far transcend the particular circumstances in which these practical problems arise. Metaphysics, cosmology, and man's confrontation with nature, were made dramatically manifest by Shakespeare to challenge and promote philosophic activity among his audience and readers.
Unconventional in its approach, but working within the tradition of such critics as Allan Bloom and Harry Jaffa, Craig's book makes a substantial contribution to understanding the general principles of Shakespearean drama.
L'autore: Leon Harold Craig is a professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press. Hardback. First edition. Shakespeare and politics. There's a bibliography and an index. Good. Manufacturing waves on the spine. In a good dust wrapper that has an internal tear in the middle of he back and a sales sticker. Codice libro della libreria 13205
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2001. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A clean, unmarked copy in a dust jacket that has some minor wear at the cover edges. Codice libro della libreria NB00006085
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, 2001. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria CW-9780802035714
Descrizione libro Univ of Toronto Pr, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 480 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria __080203571X
Descrizione libro Downsview, Ontario, Canada: Univ of Toronto Pr, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. Language: eng Language: eng. Codice libro della libreria 3G35
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 080203571X