Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


Apart from providing a short description of each contribution, this introduction suggests some connections among the essays. An independent question is raised, regarding whether or not Hamlet’s philosophizing should be regarded by philosophers as serious abstract analysis, or, rather, as pseudophilosophy via which Hamlet evades his pressing circumstances. Where, in short, should Hamlet’s philosophy be located (in his words or in what he shows)? It is suggested that while Hamlet is not a philosopher, he nevertheless embodies some of the more important qualities that non-artificial philosophizing involves. The volume’s essays are then discussed in relation to themes such as knowledge, authenticity, response, roleplaying, and time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShakespeare's Hamlet
Subtitle of host publicationPhilosophical Perspectives
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780190698515
ISBN (Print)9780190698522
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Authenticity
  • Hamlet
  • Philosophy and pseudophilosophy
  • Self
  • Truth

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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