The Time Is Out of Joint
Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller

The Time Is Out of Joint handles the Shakespearean oeuvre from a philosophical perspective, finding that Shakespeare's historical dramas reflect on issues and reveal puzzles which were taken up by philosophy proper only in the centuries following them.

Shakespeare's extraordinary handling of time and temporality, the difference between truth and fact, that of theory, and that of interpretation and revelatory truth are evaluated in terms of Shakespeare's own conjectural endeavors, and are compared with early modern, modern, and postmodern thought. Heller shows that modernity, which recognized itself in Shakespeare only from the time of Romanticism, found in Shakespeare's work a revelatory character which marked the end of both metaphysical system-building and a tragic reckoning with the inaccessibility of an absolute, timeless truth.

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The Time Is Out of Joint

The Time Is Out of Joint
Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller

 

2002, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742512511
384 pagina's, Paperback