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Re: Authorial Intention
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2065  Friday, 11 October 2002

From:           Claude Caspar <
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Date:           Friday, 11 Oct 2002 09:07:45 -0400
Subject: 13.2057 Re: Authorial Intention
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2057 Re: Authorial Intention


>>Perhaps, but Isaiah Berlin has commented that modern philosophies
>>failure to answer Hume's devastating critique of the notion of Personal
>>Identity is "...the scandal of modern philosophy." James' origination of
>
>Did you say "Hume's" devastating critique...?

Actually, Berlin said it- this time I did not have a senior moment.
Yes!  For the most riveting & insightful comparative analysis I know
between the radical differences between notions of the Self in the West
& East see Foucault's "Fearless Speech."  A wonderful & brilliant
treatment on the ancient Greek concept/phenomena of Parrhesia, his
treatment of Self (i.e., personal identity) in the course of the larger
subject (no pun intended) is compelling, and I speak from an innate
sympathy with Eastern thought & spiritually. And, again I opine, though
I have no desire to beat this drum endlessly, any discussion of
Shakespeare must consider his unique "personality" that has caught the
eye of many. Forget Oxford, he may be the reincarnation of Buddha!

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