Shakespeare’s Philosophy

May 28, 2010

Richard Wilson will be speaking at a special seminar today on Shakespeare and Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London. The title of his paper is The Hideous Rashness: Shakespeare and the decision.

“The aim of the seminar is to provide a forum in which to debate the validity and value of treating Shakespeare as a philosopher or his plays as forms of philosophical thought, and of bringing philosophical perspectives, past or present, to bear on his plays and poetry.”

Organised by Margherita Pascucci with the support of the European Community Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship.

To find out more (with audio) about the seminar click here.

Chair:  Professor Kiernan Ryan (Royal Holloway)


  • Professor Catherine Belsey (Swansea University);
  • Dr Ewan Fernie (Royal Holloway);
  • Professor John Joughin (University of Central Lancashire);
  • Dr Simon Palfrey (Brasenose College, Oxford);
  • Professor Kiernan Ryan (Royal Holloway);
  • Professor Richard Wilson (Cardiff University).


  • Professor Andrew Bowie (Royal Holloway);
  • Professor Martin Dzelzainis (Royal Holloway);
  • Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway);
  • Dr John Miles (Royal Holloway);
  • Dr Andy Mousley (De Montfort University);
  • Dr Margherita Pascucci (Royal Holloway).


  • Dr Roy Booth (Royal Holloway);
  • Dr Christie Carson (Royal Holloway);
  • Gabi Cooke (Royal Holloway);
  • Dr Neil Gascoigne (Royal Holloway);
  • Paul Hamilton (Royal Holloway);
  • Professor Robert Hampson (Royal Holloway);
  • Charlotte Keys (Royal Holloway);
  • Dr William McKenzie (Royal Holloway);
  • Susan Sachon (Royal Holloway);
  • Mohamed Salim-Said (Royal Holloway);
  • Helen True (Royal Holloway);
  • Rebecca Warren-Heys (Royal Holloway).

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