philosophaster


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Such an undertaking is certainly overdue, since few Renaissance play-texts have had such an unsatisfactory publishing history as Philosophaster.
Connie McQuillen's edition is thus the first modern printing of Philosophaster to benefit from an examination of all the relevant textual evidence and the first to attempt a literal rendering of Burton's Latin into English.
Burton's first work was the Latin comedy Philosophaster (1606), a vivacious exposure of charlatanism that has affinities with Ben Jonson's The Alchemist.
At least since Kant, we philosophers and philosophasters have all professed ourselves dissatisfied with the Cartesian cogito ergo sum.