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International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées

Copp’d Hills Towards Heaven Shakespeare and the Classical Polity

Authors: White, Howard B.

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The departmentalism of American universities has doubtless much to recommend it. It indicates that exuberance is not a sufficient sub­ stitute for scholarship, that, for better or for worse, every scholar today must be something of a specialist. But when any great writer and great thinker reaches out and grasps the whole of human life, the study of his work transcends specialization. And while exuberance may not replace scholarship, it may accompany it. Most of my work has been done in the history of political philosophy. I have dared to overstep departmental boundaries, because I believe that Shakespeare has something to say to political philosophy. I am not the first to express this view. Whether I express it well or badly, I shall not be the last. I want to thank Leo Strauss, my teacher. He has read the manus­ cript and given me the benefit of his insight and judgment. I want to thank Richard Kennington, who has taken so much time from his own work to comment meticulously and constructively on this work as on other things I have written. His help has been generous, and my appreciation is deep. I must, in particular, thank my colleague, Adolph Lowe. He has perused this study, much of it in several versions. Through long walks in Manchester, Vermont, we have discussed my work and his comments. Usually his comments have been compelling. I can regret only that I am completely unqualified to reciprocate.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Copp’d Hills Towards Heaven Shakespeare and the Classical Polity
Authors
Series Title
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées
Series Volume
32
Copyright
1970
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-3189-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-3189-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-247-0250-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3191-2
Series ISSN
0066-6610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 155
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