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Loving Justice, Living Shakespeare

Regina Mara Schwartz


Loving Justice, Living Shakespeare asks why love is regarded as the highest human value in some cultural sectors—such as religion, literature and the arts—and is not even on the map in others—philosophy, law, and political thought. In the biblical vision, “love the neighbor” is both the law and a description of justice. And yet, while religious thinkers cannot conceive of justice without love, for political philosophers, justice and love belong in completely different spheres, rational and public vs. emotional and private. Loving Justice, Living Shakespeare engages with our dominant ideas of j ... More

Keywords: justice, love, William Shakespeare, political thought, law, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198795216
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Regina Mara Schwartz, author
Northwestern University

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