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William Shakespeare and Human Psychology

Human Nature and the Human Condition
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The stunningly insight~full Bard of Avon has something worthwhile to contribute to this assessment of authorities that effectively endorse Tripartite Soul theory:

  Oh, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown! -
The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, sword;
Th expectancy and rose of the fair state,
The glass of fashion, and the mould of form,
The observed of all observers, quite, quite, down!

William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Act III, Scene I


and again ~

  There's neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellowship in thee.

William Shakespeare: Henry IV (Pt 1), Act I, Scene II



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Several truly notable authorities
endorse Tripartite Soul Theory


Key Socratic Dialogues from
Book 4 and Book 9 of Plato's Republic



Plato's Ideal State       Plato's Chariot allegory      


Philosophy - Eastern and Western & 'Tripartite' Human Nature


FIVE major World Religions & 'Tripartite' Human Nature