James Kuzner's Shakespeare as a Way of Life: Skeptical Practice and the PDF
By James Kuzner
To Kuzner, Shakespeare’s skepticism doesn’t have the allowing capability of Keats’s heroic “negativity capability,” yet nor is that skepticism the corrosive ailment that inevitably matters in tragedy. whereas delicate to either chances, Kuzner bargains the way to preserve detrimental strength damaging whereas making skepticism livable. instead of gentle tips on how to empowered, liberal subjectivity, Shakespeare’s works call for lasting disorientation, call for that we perform the impractical with a purpose to reshape the frames in which we view and negotiate the world.
The act of interpreting Shakespeare can't yield the sensible worth that cognitive scientists and literary critics characteristic to it. His paintings neither clarifies our feel of ourselves, of others, or of the realm; nor heartens us concerning the human skill for perception and invention; nor sharpens our skill to understand and adjudicate advanced difficulties of ethics and politics. Shakespeare’s performs, particularly, yield cognitive discomforts, and it's only those discomforts that cause them to worthwhile.
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