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Abstract: With a view to uncovering the ultimate aims of Prospero’s “project,” I consider the two great productions of his magic: the betrothal masque of Act 4 and the harpy-banquet scene of Act 3. On the basis of a moral psychology that guides the use of his magic...
What does it mean to understand something, especially something one finds really hard to understand? I take it that “understanding” must necessarily fall far short of “complete understanding,” which seems superhuman. More modestly, what does it mean to make a...
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