By Tzachi Zamir

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 not less than conceded--by so much philosophers. Making an unique and persuasive case for the philosophical price of literature, Zamir means that convinced vital philosophical insights will be won simply via literature. yet such insights can't be reached if literature is deployed only as a cultured sugaring of a conceptual tablet. Philosophical wisdom isn't really against, yet is consonant with, the literariness of literature. by way of concentrating on the event of studying literature as literature and never philosophy, Zamir units a theoretical framework for a philosophically orientated literary feedback that would attraction either to philosophers and literary critics.

Double Vision is worried with the philosophical figuring out precipitated through the classy adventure of literature. Literary works can functionality as credible philosophical arguments--not ones during 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 measurement of understanding. 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 method can open up favourite texts in marvelous and lucrative ways.

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