Assurance Games in Antony and Cleopatra (Part 2)



Without government intervention, self-interest endangers shared interests, but with that involvement, self-interest promotes the common good. This policy requires the artful manipulation of individuals into a cohesive unit. William Burghley was masterful in putting Thomas Smith’s notions into practice. Edward de Vere’s father-in-law instituted democratic advances in resisting both an empire ruled by a tyrannical monarch and a republic ruled by chaos and disorder. Extraludic tactics can outflank coordinative stipulations, but Antony and Cleopatra offers transcendence as the ultimate evasion of logical dilemmas. Oxford’s critical appreciation of Ramism informed this insight. Antony and Cleopatra presents the immutable framework of interrelational ontology as an inescapable facilitator of human relations.

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  1. 1.Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonEghamUK

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