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Author Raatzsch, Richard.

Title The apologetics of evil : the case of Iago / Richard Raatzsch ; translated from German by Ladislaus Löb.

Publication Info. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2009]


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Description 1 online resource (115 pages).
Series Princeton monographs in philosophy
Princeton monographs in philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The concept of Iago -- Apologia for Iago.
Summary This book is a concise philosophical meditation on Iago and the nature of evil, through the exploration of the enduring puzzle found in Shakespeare's Othello. What drives Iago to orchestrate Othello's downfall? Instead of treating Iago's lack of motive as the play's greatest weakness, The Apologetics of Evil shows how this absence of motive is the play's greatest strength. Richard Raatzsch determines that Iago does not seek a particular end or revenge for a discrete wrong; instead, Iago is governed by a passion for intriguing in itself. Raatzsch explains that this passion is a pathological ver.
Note Print version record.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Iago.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. (OCoLC)fst00029048
Othello (Shakespeare, William) (OCoLC)fst01356175
Good and evil in literature.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
DRAMA -- Shakespeare.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Evil in literature. (OCoLC)fst00917253
Iago (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst00966418
Other Form: Print version: Raatzsch, Richard. Apologetics of evil. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2009 9780691137339 (DLC) 2008040961 (OCoLC)259754300
ISBN 9781400830763 (electronic bk.)
1400830761 (electronic bk.)
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