Shakespeare and the Nature of Time
(Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971: criticism)
This book, a revised and expanded version of Fred's Oxford dissertation, shows through close analysis of Shakespeare's poems and plays that he had a coherent philosophy of the nature of time, in which human moral purposes were at odds with the entropic and deterministic features of physical time and with social institutions based on a reduction of human motivations to such features. J.T. Fraser, the founder of the International Society for the Study of Time, invited Fred to contribute to the Society on the basis of this book.