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Shakespeare and moral agency

Author: Michael D Bristol
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Series: Continuum Shakespeare studies.
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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 of mind, and analytic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shakespeare and moral agency.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010
(OCoLC)435732689
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Bristol
ISBN: 9781441183736 1441183736
OCLC Number: 601864423
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 212 pages).
Contents: Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Is Shakespeare a Moral Philosopher?; Part I: The Agency of Agents; 1 Moral Agency and Its Problems in Julius Caesar: Political Power, Choice, and History; 2 A Shakespearean Phenomenology of Moral Conviction; 3 Wordplay and the Ethics of Self-Deception in Shakespeare's Tragedies; 4 Excuses, Bepissing, and Non-being: Shakespearean Puzzles about Agency; Part II: Social Norms; 5 Conduct (Un)becoming or, Playing the Warrior in Macbeth; 6 To "Tempt the Rheumy and Unpurged Air": Contagion and Agency in Julius Caesar.
Series Title: Continuum Shakespeare studies.
Responsibility: edited by Michael D. Bristol.

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Presents a collection of essays considering character and action in Shakespeare's plays as heuristic models for the exploration of salient problems in the field of moral inquiry.  Read more...

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""Character criticism" fell out of fashion during the last two decades of the twentieth century, and with it, to some extent, questions of individual moral agency. The distinguished contributors to Read more...

 
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