Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2018

256 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474432870

Bookseller Code (06)

Shakespeare's Moral Compass

Neema Parvini

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy

  • Provocatively outlines how we might read literature for ethical content
  • Brings latest research on morality from evolutionary psychology and sociology to bear on the study of Shakespeare's plays
  • Comprehensive coverage of moral philosophy in Shakespeare's time and place, including the impact of the Renaissance, the Reformation and the rise of capitalism
  • Plots 'Shakespeare's moral compass' on six foundations (Authority, Loyalty, Fairness, Sanctity, Care, Liberty) with a chapter on each