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Shakespeare's Moral Compass

Neema Parvini


This ground-breaking study fearlessly combines latest research in evolutionary psychology, historical scholarship and philosophy to answer a question that has eluded critics for centuries: what is Shakespeare’s moral vision? At a political and cultural moment in which many of us are taking stock and looking for meaning, and in which moral outrage and polarisation seem endemic, this book radically reimagines how we might approach great works of literature to find some answers.

Keywords: Shakespeare, King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Morality, Moral Philosophy, Evolutionary Psychology, Jonathan Haidt, Moral Foundations Theory, Thomas Sowell

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474432870
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432870.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neema Parvini, author