David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
The European Legacy 15 (2):137-147 (2010)
What Shakespeare reveals in Macbeth is the all too human temptation to embrace tyranny. In exposing this temptation, however, Shakespeare also shows that the alleged inevitability of tyranny is a contradictory illusion that cannot survive the cycle of violence that it spawns. In comparable terms Abraham Lincoln exposed the tyranny of slavery as the hypocritical mockery of democracy which threatened the very survival of the American republic. Instead of teaching an illusory and despairing resignation to the tyrannies that plague human history, however, both Shakespeare and Lincoln defend a biblical standard of hope and justice (for all human beings) that is the very opposite of tyrannical illusions
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
H. G. Callaway (2006). Emerson on Creativity in Thought and Action. In R.W. Emerson, The Conduct of Life: A Philosophical Reading.
Thomas Carson (2010). Suggestions for Teaching a Course on Lincoln's Ethics. Teaching Philosophy 33 (3):235-252.
Andrew Payne (2007). Emerson on Socrates and the Tyranny of the Majority. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 10:203-207.
Annie Larivee (2012). Eros Tyrannos: Alcibiades as the Model of the Tyrant in Book IX of the Republic. International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 6 (1):1-26.
Hermann Deuser, Cathrine Lincoln & Ulrich Lincoln (1997). Is There a Metaphysics of Community? A Continental Perspective on American Philosophy. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 11 (2):79 - 96.
Lee Cronk (1986). The Anthropology of Tyranny. Critical Review 1 (1):106-114.
W. R. Halliday (1922). The Origin of Tyranny The Origin of Tyranny. By P. N. Ure, M.A. One Vol. 8vo. Pp. Vi + 374; Illustrations, 46. Cambridge: University Press, 1922. 35s. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 36 (7-8):172-173.
Nicholas Doenges (2010). A Levinasian Meditation on Shakespeare's Macbeth. Levinas Studies 5:167-187.
Added to index2010-07-27
Total downloads30 ( #105,336 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?