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Moral philosophies in Shakespeare"s plays

by Ben Kimpel

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Published by E. Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y., USA .
Written in English

  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Philosophy.,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Ethics.,
  • Didactic drama, English -- History and criticism.,
  • Moral conditions in literature.,
  • Ethics in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    StatementBen Kimpel.
    SeriesStudies in art and religious interpretation ;, v. 7
    LC ClassificationsPR3001 .K5 1987
    The Physical Object
    Pagination307 p. ;
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2377365M
    ISBN 100889465584
    LC Control Number87005757

    A unique examination of Shakespeare’s different plays to prove the relevance of stoic philosophy, in the themes, ideas, and images that play out in his body of work. Contemporary interpreters of Shakespeare have ignored these primary philosophical sources of Renaissance thought that influenced the fundamental moral principles and thinking of his : Schneider, Ben.   A Guide to Shakespeare: The 15 Best Plays Ranked. February 8, Ap a whirlwind tour of ambition, murder, and madness. Strangely, despite his reputation of villainy, Macbeth has a strong moral compass, and yet he is still driven to unimaginable acts, which makes a thrilling arc to watch. idyllic pastoralism, philosophy.

      I have recently been reading Colin McGinn's book Shakespeare's Philosophy. The opening chapter provides a really good overview of some of the philosophical questions that appear to have interested Shakespeare. As background to my series on Shakespeare's comedies, I thought I would provide a summary of McGinn's opening : John Danaher. Abstract. I have titled this work Shakespeare the Renaissance Humanist because I think whatever it has to say about him arises ultimately out of the forces of Renaissance Christian humanism as i describe it later in this chapter. i might have also titled the book Shakespeare and Moral Philosophy because it talks more about moral philosophy as such than about the humanism in question by its Author: Anthony Raspa.

    Thus, it seems like honor-based terms are at least twice as common in Shakespeare’s corpus as justice-based ones. This ignores virtue terms such as “coward” ( inflected uses), “glory” (93 instances), and “dignity” (44), which, in context, usually concern honor. The word “fair” wasn’t a moral term in Shakespeare’s day.   The clock might be Shakespeare’s most famous anachronism in Julius Caesar, but it’s not the only r in the play (Act 1, Scene 2), Casca recounts to Cassius and Brutus how, after.

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Moral Philosophies in Shakespeare's Plays (Studies in Art and Religious Interpretation) by Ben Kimpel (Author). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

"This learned, astute, economical, and lucid study convincingly places Shakespeare's plays within the matrix of the moral philosophy that defined Renaissance thought about life and human nature and that has long been called Christian by: 1.

Shakespeare’s Moral Compass is an attempt to uncover and define the moral framework that binds and blinds the characters of the most famous body of plays in world literature.

I write at a time when some feel that Western civilisation is at a moment of crisis. It is a moment in which many of us are taking stock and looking for meaning.

Shakespeare and Moral Agency presents a collection of new essays by literary scholars and philosophers considering character and action in Shakespeare's plays as heuristic models for the exploration of some salient problems in the field of moral inquiry.

Together they offer a unified presentation of an emerging orientation in Shakespeare studies, drawing on recent work in ethics, philosophy. Moral Philosophies in Shakespeare's Plays is a guide to the prevailing themes and moral dilemmas presented in Shakespeare's plays.

It would make a great gift for someone interested in the finer aspects of Shakespeare's work. Plato and Shakespeare are in some sense in agreement that literature is a system of lies, but where the Greek believed there to be Moral philosophies in Shakespeares plays book ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry,” Shakespeare approached questions of artifice, reality, illusion, experience, and fiction across his 36 plays to dramatize this fundamental paradox of life and.

The Poet as Teacher of Statesmen. This volume joins a growing chorus of scholars who approach Shakespeare as a political thinker. The chapters that follow explore how Shakespeare’s plays dramatize perennial questions about human nature, moral virtue, and statesmanship, and demonstrate that reading them as works of philosophical literature enhances our understanding of political life.

There is substantial evidence within Shakespeare’s plays to justify this claim. Not only does Shakespeare’s interpretation of human psychology seem to predate the institution of many accepted psychological concepts, but his perspective on moral philosophy appears to be a precursory assertion of contemporary morals, as well.

Essays and criticism on William Shakespeare - Morality of religion in Shakespeare's plays, focusing on moral issues in theological contexts. from a specific philosophy cannot be determined. Moral judgements and dilemmas also lie at the heart of his greatest plays.

Written at the peak of his powers, Hamlet and Measure For Measure exemplify this well. Two maxims of Francis Bacon, a contemporary of Shakespeare, illuminate the issues at Hamlet’s core: “Knowledge is power” and “Revenge is a kind of wild justice”. Shakespeare's Hamlet is full of moral instructions.

For example, there is Polonius ' famous advice to his son Laertes in Act 1, Scene 3. Polonius is portrayed as old and rather senile. Hamlet. However, there are many like me who feel Shakespeare is good for teaching moral values. Almost all his plays teach us about injustice, which comes in all forms.

He may be relevant. Examining the intellectual context of Shakespeare's plays, the essays illuminate Shakespeare's engagement with the most pressing moral questions of his time, considering the competing claims of politics, Christian ethics and classical moral philosophy, as well as new perspectives on controversial topics such as conscience, prayer, revenge and suicide.

"This learned, astute, economical, and lucid study convincingly places Shakespeare's plays within the matrix of the moral philosophy that defined Renaissance thought about life and human nature and that has long been called Christian : Palgrave Macmillan US.

Comprehensive coverage of moral philosophy in Shakespeare’s time and place, including the impact of the Renaissance, the Reformation and the rise of capitalism Plots ‘Shakespeare’s moral compass’ on six foundations (Authority, Loyalty, Fairness, Sanctity, Care, Liberty) with a chapter on each.

“Antony and Cleopatra is, in some ways, the most romantic of Shakespeare’s plays. It takes over, in a way, from Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet gives a wonderful exploration of young love, of first love, of romantic attitudes to love.

Antony and Cleopatra are mature lovers. They are. Readers who have both a familiarity with Shakespeare's major plays and an interest in philosophy will probably enjoy this short book. Following an introduction in which the author discusses general themes there are essays on six plays: The Tempest, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, the last of which I am soon to see performed at Chicago Shakespeare Theater /5.

A new interpretation of Shakespeare’s plays as a unified statement of early modern political theory. What were Shakespeare’s politics. As this study demonstrates, contained in Shakespeare’s plays is an astonishingly powerful reckoning with the tradition of Western political thought, one whose depth and scope places Shakespeare alongside Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes and others.

Shakespeare's Moral Compass Neema Parvini. Published by Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy.

Provocatively outlines how we might read literature for ethical content; Brings latest research on morality from evolutionary psychology and sociology to bear on the study of Shakespeare's plays.

Shakespeare the Renaissance Humanist is a study of the moral philosophy that underlay the 'street' humanism in the mind of Shakespeare's spectator when he. By Ceri Parker Shakespeare, arguably the most celebrated writer who ever lived, died on April 23 in World Book Day is held on this date to recognize the passing of.

The Renaissance arrived in England rather late. Shakespeare was born toward the end of the broader Europe-wide Renaissance period, just as it was peaking in England.

He was one of the first playwrights to bring the Renaissance’s core values to the : Lee Jamieson.