Cover

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Series Info, Title Page, Copyright

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Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Introduction

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pp. 1-10

If there is any reason why Iago is called ‘‘Iago’’ (and not ‘‘Othello,’’ ‘‘Cassio,’’ or whatever else), it could be because of the resemblance between the word ‘‘Iago’’ and the word ‘‘ego.’’ For just as the word ‘‘ego’’ is connected with the concept of egoism, contemplation of Iago’s actions, too, leads to a concept— ...

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Chapter One: The Concept of Iago

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pp. 11-76

At the beginning, it was suggested that the reason why Iago is called ‘‘Iago’’ could be the resemblance between this name and the word ‘‘ego.’’ An egoist is said to be a person whose first—or only—thought is always of himself. ...

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Chapter Two: Apologia for Iago

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pp. 77-108

‘‘Apologia’’ means, roughly, defense or justification. Generally, we defend people, institutions, and various other things, while we justify patterns of behavior, reflections, intentions, feelings, and the like. However, people or institutions, on the one hand, and actions, thoughts, or intentions, on the other, are not completely separate spheres. ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 109-110

There are some duties that prove—in the process of feeling and, even more, of fulfilling them—that not all duties must necessarily go against the inclinations. One of these is the duty to give thanks. ...

Index

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pp. 111-115