Chapter 6. Is Man No More Than This? Shakespeare's Ideas on Scepticism, Doubt, Stoicism, Pessimism, Misanthropy

  1. David Bevington

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302738.ch6

Shakespeare's Ideas: More Things in Heaven and Earth

Shakespeare's Ideas: More Things in Heaven and Earth

How to Cite

Bevington, D. (2008) Is Man No More Than This? Shakespeare's Ideas on Scepticism, Doubt, Stoicism, Pessimism, Misanthropy, in Shakespeare's Ideas: More Things in Heaven and Earth, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302738.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2008

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Great Minds

Book Series Editors:

  1. Steven Nadler

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405167956

Online ISBN: 9781444302738

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Keywords:

  • shift toward pessimism;
  • Troilus and Cressida;
  • Hamlet, Horatio and scepticism;
  • Julius Caesar - Roman ideas about scepticism and stoicism;
  • Iago in Othello and Edmund and Edgar in King Lear - clash of ideologies;
  • existential challenges - in Othello and King Lear;
  • Macbeth