The idea that Shakespeare was "The Inventor of the Human" (Harold Bloom), has lately been discredited by „The posthumanists“ claiming Shakespeare was involved in and complicit in the invention ot the "Inhuman". Ryan is looking for the relationships between the "Human" and the "Inhuman" in Shakespeare's work. He explains the profoundly anachronistic nature of Shakespeare's art as a criticism of the "Actual" from the perspective of the "Possible".-
Isn’t Shakespeare’s Universalism an expression of an unprecedented brain ability of his dialogic dialectic capabilities and wisdom, the highest stage of cognition, art and philosophy? ...isn't Ryans "Universalism" of Shakespeare a tautologic paper tiger ?
Prof. Kiernan Ryan