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Philosophical pearls of the Shakespearean deep, Farhang Zabeeh

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Philosophical pearls of the Shakespearean deep
Title
Philosophical pearls of the Shakespearean deep
Statement of responsibility
Farhang Zabeeh
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Scholars have long debated the extent of Shakespeare's education. Although his friend and admirer Ben Jonson said of him, "thou hadst small Latine and lesse Greek," Shakespeare's plays reveal a wide familiarity with literary and philosophical works from the Renaissance, the Middle Ages, and the classical age. Philosopher Farhang Zabeeh delves into this fascinating topic in this detailed study of the philosophical influences evident in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Readers will be surprised and delighted to discover in Shakespeare unmistakable echoes of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Dante, Montaigne, and other famous thinkers. In one chapter, Zabeeh makes a convincing case that one of the bard's most famous comic characters, John Falstaff, is a parody of Socrates. In other chapters, he demonstrates indirect references to Plato in Shakespearean passages concerning appearance versus reality, as well as the influence of Aristotle's ethics. Other common philosophical themes evident in the plays concern the nature of time, subjectivity versus objectivity, and political and moral values. Philosophical Pearls of the Shakespearean Deep offers many fresh insights that will give even longtime readers of Shakespeare a new appreciation of the great master."--Publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zabeeh, Farhang
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3001
LC item number
.Z326 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophie
Label
Philosophical pearls of the Shakespearean deep, Farhang Zabeeh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philosophy and poetry. The historical setting ; Socrates on poetry. -- Falstaff: A parody of Socrates. Plato's Phaedo; Aristophanes' The Clouds. -- Plato's voice. The real and the shadow ; Self-knowledge: The mirror metaphor ; On autonomy and bondage ; On death and intimations of immortality. -- Aristotle: Poetry and history. The universal and the particular ; The presence of Aristotle's ethics. -- On thinking and speaking. The semantic ascent ; On metaphor ; The magic of names. -- Subjectivity. Inwardness or consciousness ; Conscience or moral awareness ; Knowledge of other minds. -- The pragmatic dimension: Shakespeare's presentation of political and moral values. Virtue and vice ; Justice and mercy
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781616146528
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012027545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)793581725
  • (OCoLC)ocn793581725
Label
Philosophical pearls of the Shakespearean deep, Farhang Zabeeh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philosophy and poetry. The historical setting ; Socrates on poetry. -- Falstaff: A parody of Socrates. Plato's Phaedo; Aristophanes' The Clouds. -- Plato's voice. The real and the shadow ; Self-knowledge: The mirror metaphor ; On autonomy and bondage ; On death and intimations of immortality. -- Aristotle: Poetry and history. The universal and the particular ; The presence of Aristotle's ethics. -- On thinking and speaking. The semantic ascent ; On metaphor ; The magic of names. -- Subjectivity. Inwardness or consciousness ; Conscience or moral awareness ; Knowledge of other minds. -- The pragmatic dimension: Shakespeare's presentation of political and moral values. Virtue and vice ; Justice and mercy
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781616146528
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012027545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)793581725
  • (OCoLC)ocn793581725

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