Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2019

192 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474439572

Bookseller Code (06)

Shakespeare and the Truth-Teller

Confronting the Cynic Ideal

David Hershinow

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy

  • Promotes a new understanding of the intersection between literary character and ethical character, especially with respect to literature's role in facilitating belief in the revolutionary potential of individual critical agency
  • Deploys the reception history of Diogenes the Cynic as a methodological point of contact between historicist and presentist approaches to Shakespeare
  • Draws new interdisciplinary connections between Shakespeare studies, literary theory, critical theory, and political philosophy
  • Includes novel readings of King Lear, Hamlet, and Timon of Athens as well as other early modern texts and a number of major works of modern philosophy and political theory