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By Tzachi Zamir

ISBN-10: 0691125635

ISBN-13: 9780691125633

ISBN-10: 0691155453

ISBN-13: 9780691155456

Hamlet tells Horatio that there are extra issues in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in his philosophy. In Double Vision, thinker and literary critic Tzachi Zamir argues that there are extra issues in Hamlet than are dreamt of--or a minimum of conceded--by so much philosophers. Making an unique and persuasive case for the philosophical price of literature, Zamir means that convinced very important philosophical insights may be received purely via literature. yet such insights can't be reached if literature is deployed in simple terms as a classy sugaring of a conceptual capsule. Philosophical wisdom isn't really against, yet is consonant with, the literariness of literature. through concentrating on the event of examining literature as literature and never philosophy, Zamir units a theoretical framework for a philosophically orientated literary feedback that may allure either to philosophers and literary critics.

Double Vision is worried with the philosophical figuring out caused via the cultured event of literature. Literary works can functionality as credible philosophical arguments--not ones within which claims are conclusively tested, yet within which claims are made believable. Such claims, Zamir argues, are embedded inside of an experiential constitution that's itself a vital size of figuring out. constructing an account of literature's relation to wisdom, morality, and rhetoric, and advancing philosophical-literary readings of Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, and King Lear, Zamir exhibits how his strategy can open up favourite texts in impressive and lucrative ways.

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