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Author Berkeley, Richard, 1971-

Title Coleridge and the crisis of reason / Richard Berkeley
Published Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 231 pages)
Contents Part I. Coleridge and Spinoza -- Silence and the pantheistic sublime in Coleridge's early poetry -- Spinoza and the problem of the infinite -- The providential wreck: Coleridge and Spinoza's metaphysics -- Part II. Coleridge and pantheism controversy -- Understanding the pantheism controversy -- Reading under a warp: Coleridge and Jacobi's transformations of reason -- Coleridge, Mendelssohn and the defence of reason -- Coleridge and Schelling: the seductions of ideal pantheism -- Part III. The pantheism controversy in Coleridge's later thought -- The anxiety of pantheism -- hidden dimensions of Coleridge's transcendental deduction -- Coleridge's Trinity: the defence of immanence -- Reason, understanding and truth
Summary Coleridge and the Crisis of Reason examines Coleridge's understanding of the pantheism controversy - the crisis of reason in German philosophy - revealing the context informing Coleridge's understanding of German thinkers. It challenges previous accounts of the poet's philosophical engagements, forcing a reconsideration of his understanding of figures such as Schelling, Jacobi and Spinoza. The argument is built on original research into Coleridge's MS materials, marginal annotations and even plagiarisms from these figures, to provide a close textual analysis of his understanding of them. Most importantly, this exciting new study establishes the central importance of the contested status of reason for Coleridge's poetry, accounts of the imagination and later religious thought, revealing his fundamental anxiety over the status of the rational subject
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-228) and index
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Subject Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 -- Knowledge -- Pantheism
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 -- Knowledge -- Philosophy, German
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 -- Philosophy.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 -- Religion.
Pantheism in literature.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230206530