The Time Is Out of Joint presents an examination of Shakespeare's distinctly modern confrontation with time and temporality, the difference between the truth of the fact, that of theory, and that of interpretation and revelatory truth, and finds that Shakespeare anticipated post-metaphysical philosophy and its central concerns at a time when modern metaphysics had not yet reached it speak.
Agnes Heller is Hannah Arendt Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York.
Part 1 The Time is Out of Joint Chapter 2 1. What is Nature? What is Natural? Part 2 No Man or Woman Can Set Time Right Chapter 3 2. Who Am I? Dressing Up, Stripping Naked Chapter 4 3. Acting, Playing, Pretending, Disguising Chapter 5 4. Absolute Strangers Chapter 6 5. Judgment of Human Character: To Betray and To Be Betrayed Chapter 7 6. Love, Sex, Subversion: Political Drama, Family Drama Chapter 8 7. The Sphinx Called Time Chapter 9 8. Virtues and Vices; Guilt, Good, and Evil Chapter 11 A. The History Plays Chapter 12 1. Richard II Chapter 13 2. 1, 2, and 3 Henry IV Chapter 14 3. The Tragedy of Richard III Chapter 15 B. Three Roman Plays Chapter 16 1. Corialanus Chapter 17 2. Julius Caesar Chapter 18 3. Antony and Cleopatra