Shakespeare's Political Wisdom (Recovering Political Philosophy 2nd ed. 2013)

Shakespeare's Political Wisdom (Recovering Political Philosophy 2nd ed. 2013)

By: T. Burns (author)Paperback

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Shakespeare's Political Wisdom offers interpretations of five Shakespearean plays with a view to the enduring guidance those plays can provide to human, political life. The plays have been chosen for their relentless attention to the questions that were once and may sometime become, or be recognized as being, the heart and soul of politics.

About Author

Timothy W. Burns is Professor and Graduate Program Director of Political Science at Baylor University. He is author of Shakespeare's Political Wisdom (2013), co-author (with Thomas L. Pangle) of Key Texts of Political Philosophy: An Introduction (2014), editor of Brill's Companion To Leo Strauss' Writings on Classical Political Thought (2015), editor of Recovering Reason: Essays in Honor of Thomas L. Pangle (2010), and editor of After History? Francis Fukuyama and his Critics (1994). He is co-editor, with Peter A. Lawler, of The Future of Liberal Education (2014), and co-editor, with Bryan-Paul Frost, of Philosophy, History, and Tyranny: Re-examining the Debate Between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojeve (2016). He is translator of Marcellinus' "Life of Thucydides", and author of articles on works by Homer, Thucydides, Aristophanes, Plato, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Bacon, Shakespeare, Hobbes, Chesterton, Strauss, Fukuyama, Putnam, and modern liberal republican theory. He is also editor in chief of Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy.


1. Julius Caesar: The Problem of Classical Republicanism 2. Macbeth: Ambition Driven Into Darkness 3. The Merchant of Venice: Roman Virtue in a Christian Commercial Republic 4. King Lear: The Question of Divine Justice 5. The Tempest: A Philosopher-Poet Educating Citizens

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137564320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 234
  • ID: 9781137564320
  • weight: 293
  • ISBN10: 1137564326
  • edition: 2nd ed. 2013

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