Title: Shakespeare's Philosophy
Author: Colin McGinn
Shakespeare has always been celebrated for the depth of this themes, the vividness of his characters, and the beauty of his poetry. However, the philosophical nature of his oeuvre has often been overlooked.
Focusing on Shakespeare's six most regarded plays - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, and The Tempest - noted philosopher Colin McGinn provides a brilliant analysis of the major philosophical themes embedded in the Bard's work, including the nature and persistence of the self, the existence and nature of evil, and the power of language to influence and shape the human mind. Fresh, innovative, and through-provoking, Shakespeare's Philosophy is an exhilarating reading experience, especially at a time when a new audience has emerged fro the greatest writer the English language has ever known.