Shakespeare's "Philosophy": Looking or Thinking?

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David Schalkwyk


Review of:
Colin McGinn, Shakespeare’s Philosophy: Discovering the Meaning Behind the Plays. New York: Harper Collins, 2006. 230 pp, HB $24.95, ISBN 9780060856151; PB $13.95, ISBN 9780060856168


A.D. Nuttall, Shakespeare the Thinker. New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 2007. 428 pp, HB $30.00, ISBN 9780300119282; PB $19.00, ISBN 9780300136296

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David Schalkwyk

David Schalkwyk was recently named the Director of Research at the Folger Shakespeare Library, where he is the recipient of a 2008–2009 Mellon Fellowship. Currently, Dr. Schalkwyk is a Professor of English and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town. His most recent publication is entitled Shakespeare, Love, and Service. Schalkwyk held a Solmsen Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in 1998 and a Mandela-Harvard Fellowship at Harvard University in 2004.