Philosophy and the Puzzles of Hamlet

A Study of Shakespeare's Method

Author: Leon Harold Craig

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628920483

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Shakespeare's famous play, Hamlet, has been the subject of more scholarly analysis and criticism than any other work of literature in human history. For all of its generally acknowledged virtues, however, it has also been treated as problematic in a raft of ways. In Philosophy and the Puzzles of Hamlet, Leon Craig explains that the most oft-cited problems and criticisms are actually solvable puzzles. Through a close reading of the philosophical problems presented in Hamlet, Craig attempts to provide solutions to these puzzles. The posing of puzzles, some more conspicuous, others less so, is fundamental to Shakespeare's philosophical method and purpose. That is, he has crafted his plays, and Hamlet in particular, so as to stimulate philosophical activity in the "judicious" (as distinct from the "unskillful") readers. By virtue of showing what so many critics treat as faults or flaws are actually intended to be interpretive challenges, Craig aims to raise appreciation for the overall coherence of Hamlet: that there is more logical rigor to its plot and psychological plausibility to its characterizations than is generally granted, even by its professed admirers. Philosophy and the Puzzles of Hamlet endeavors to make clear why Hamlet, as a work of reason, is far better than is generally recognized, and proves its author to be, not simply the premier poet and playwright he is already universally acknowledged to be, but a philosopher in his own right.

Tibet's Last Stand?

The Tibetan Uprising of 2008 and China's Response

Author: Warren W. Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742566859

Category: History

Page: 299

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This deeply knowledgeable book offers the first sustained analysis of the 2008 uprising in Tibet, which revealed much about Tibetan nationalism and even more about Chinese nationalism. Retracing the complex history between China and Tibet, noted expert Warren W. Smith Jr. describes the uprising itself and explores its broader significance for Chinese-Tibetan relations. He sharply critiques China's use of heavy-handed propaganda to recast the uprising and obscure its origins and significance. The book convincingly shows that far from becoming more lenient in response to Tibetan discontent, China has determined to eradicate Tibetan opposition internally and coerce the international community to conform to China's version of Tibetan history and reality.

Sprachphilosophie / Philosophy of Language / La philosophie du langage. 2. Halbband

Author: Marcelo Dascal

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110203294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1227

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Mit dem systematischen Einsatz der Sprachanalyse bei der Behandlung philosophischer Probleme kommt es in den letzten hundert Jahren zu einer sich ständig beschleunigenden Entwicklung der Sprachphilosophie sowohl diachron, durch immer bessere Kenntnisse der historischen Vorläufer, als auch synchron, durch Differenzierung der begrifflichen Hilfsmittel. Sie findet in enger Wechselwirkung mit Logik, Linguistik, Psychologie und der aus ihnen entwickelten Kognitionswissenschaft statt, neuerdings auch in Konkurrenz zu der als Wissenschaft vom Zeichengebrauch eine integrierende Funktion beanspruchenden Semiotik und zur Theorie der Kommunikation, insofern Sprachhandlungen als Handlungen mit Kommunikationsabsicht gelten. Wird Zeichengebrauch noch in zeichenvermitteltes, empirisch beobachtbares Verhalten eingebettet aufgefaßt, so nimmt in diesem Zusammenhang wiederum Handlungstheorie (Pragmatik/Praxeologie) und Verhaltensforschung (Ethologie), ergänzt um die von der Theorie der künstlichen Intelligenz bereitgestellten Modellbildungen, die Stelle sowohl der Semiotik wie der Theorie der Kommunikation in ihrer Rolle als fundierende Disziplin ein. Das Handbuch Sprachphilosophie gibt eine nach Fragestellungen, Behandlungsmethoden und theoretischem Rahmen möglichst umfassende Übersicht über den aktuellen Stand dieser Disziplin. I. Raumzeitliche Übersichten II. Personen III. Positionen IV. Kontroversen V. Begriffe VI. Sprachphilosophische Aspekte in anderen Bereichen

Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Science

Author: André Kukla

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134567383

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Social constructionists maintain that we invent the properties of the world rather than discover them. Is reality constructed by our own activity? Do we collectively invent the world rather than discover it? André Kukla presents a comprehensive discussion of the philosophical issues that arise out of this debate, analysing the various strengths and weaknesses of a range of constructivist arguments and arguing that current philosophical objections to constructivism are inconclusive. However, Kukla offers and develops new objections to constructivism, distinguishing between the social causes of scientific beliefs and the view that all ascertainable facts are constructed.

The Time is Out of Joint

Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Author: Agnes Heller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742512511

Category: Fiction

Page: 375

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The Time Is Out of Joint presents an examination of Shakespeare's distinctly modern confrontation with time and temporality, the difference between the truth of the fact, that of theory, and that of interpretation and revelatory truth, and finds that Shakespeare anticipated post-metaphysical philosophy and its central concerns at a time when modern metaphysics had not yet reached it speak. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The Stop

Author: David Appelbaum

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791423813

Category: Philosophy

Page: 154

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The central axis of The Stop is the secret turn of awareness by which we pass from ignorance to knowledge. The stop, then, is the spark of initiation, intense enough to arouse consciousness from its slumber and to motivate the difficult journey to a higher understanding. To stop is to begin a movement toward consciousness.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139835262

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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Philip Edwards aims to bring the reader, playgoer and director of Hamlet into the closest possible contact with Shakespeare's most famous and most perplexing play. In his Introduction Edwards considers the possibility that Shakespeare made important alterations to Hamlet as it neared production, creating differences between the two early texts, quarto and folio. Edwards concentrates on essentials, dealing succinctly with the huge volume of commentary and controversy which the play has provoked and offering a way forward which enables us once again to recognise its full tragic energy. For this updated edition, Robert Hapgood has added a section on prevailing critical and performance approaches to the play. He discusses film and stage performances, actors of the Hamlet role as well as directors of the play; his account of scholarship stresses the role of remembering and forgetting in the play, and the impact of feminist and performance studies.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English philology

Page: N.A

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End Of Knowing

Author: Fred Newman,Lois Holzman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134778295

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 3284

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Law and philosophy

the practice of theory : essays in honor of George Anastaplo

Author: George Anastaplo,John Albert Murley,Robert L. Stone,William Thomas Braithwaite

Publisher: N.A


Category: Judicial process

Page: 1155

View: 7783


The Poetics, Aesthetics, and Philosophy of Narrative

Author: No?l Carroll

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405194570

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

View: 5700

This anthology is the first study of the philosophy of narrative in the analytic tradition. Brings together eleven articles exploring narrative, metaphysics and epistemology, character, and emotion Examines various narrative art forms, including painting and comics The first of a new series of books published in association with the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism