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Tragic cognition in Shakespeare's Othello : beyond the neural sublime

Author: Paul Cefalu
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015.
Series: Arden Shakespeare (Critical studies); Shakespeare now!
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tragic Cognition in Shakespeare's Othello looks at how such theories can enhance our perception of Iago and Othello, as well as enrich the play's complex accounts of empathy, intentionality, and tragedy. Paul Cefalu argues that Shakespearean characters raise timely questions about the relationship between cognition and consciousness and often defy our assumptions about 'normal' cognition. The book will appeal to  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Cefalu
ISBN: 9781472523464 1472523466
OCLC Number: 910834940
Description: viii, 124 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction: what is it like to be Iago? Cognition and the explanatory gap --
The limits of mind-reading, or how Iago gives the lie to cognition --
From CBT/Stoic therapy to psychoanalysis and masochism --
The limits of situated thinking, or how Iago gives the lie to cognition II --
Tragic catharsis: escaping the neural sublime --
From mindblindness to extended mind: the Othello problem.
Series Title: Arden Shakespeare (Critical studies); Shakespeare now!
Responsibility: Paul Cefalu.

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Tragic Cognition in Shakespeare's Othello looks at how such theories can enhance our perception of Iago and Othello, as well as enrich the play's complex accounts of empathy, intentionality, and tragedy. Paul Cefalu argues that Shakespearean characters raise timely questions about the relationship between cognition and consciousness and often defy our assumptions about 'normal' cognition. The book will appeal to scholars and students interested in both the virtues and limitations of cognitive literary criticism. -- from back cover.

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Cefalu masters his subject and the vast bibliography of literary and non-literary cognitive theory. * Memoria di Shakespeare *

 
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