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Shakespeare as a Way of Life

James Kuzner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book shows how reading Shakespeare helps us to live with epistemological weakness and even to practice this weakness, to make it a way of life. In readings of Hamlet, Lucrece, Othello, The ... More


Ciceronian Skepticism and the Mind-Body Problem in Lucrece

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores Lucrece in the context of Ciceronian skepticism. Doing so clarifies the status, in Shakespeare, of an issue of crucial importance: the mind-body problem. Many critics have ... More


Looking Two Ways at Once in Timon of Athens

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reflects on the cognitive value that reading Shakespeare can have. In particular, I show how one of his late plays, Timon of Athens, is informed by a skepticism that induces a wrenching ... More


Epilogue: Shakespeare as a Way of Life

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The epilogue considers how the value I find in reading Timon in particular, and Shakespeare in general, cannot be counted among the values that cognitive scientists and literary critics often ... More


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