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By Peter Cheyne

Coleridge and Contemplation is a multi-disciplinary quantity on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, founding poet of British Romanticism, critic, and writer of philosophical, political, and theological works. In his philosophical writings, Coleridge constructed his puzzling over the symbolizing mind's eye, a precursor to contemplation, right into a idea of contemplation itself, which for him happens in its purest shape as a manifestation of 'Reason'. Coleridge is a
particularly tough determine simply because he was once a philosopher in procedure, and anything of an omnimath, a Renaissance guy of the Romantic period. The dynamic caliber of his considering, the 'dark fluxion' pursued yet finally 'unfixable via thought', and his wide variety of pursuits make a philosophical but also
multi-disciplinary method of Coleridge essential.

This ebook is the 1st assortment to add philosophers and highbrow historians writing on Coleridge's philosophy. This quantity opens up a overlooked element of the paintings of Britain's maximum philosopher-poet — his research of contemplation, which he thought of the top of human psychological powers. Philosophers together with Roger Scruton, David E. Cooper, Michael McGhee, Andy Hamilton, and Peter Cheyne give a contribution unique essays at the philosophical, literary, and political implications of
Coleridge's perspectives. the quantity is edited and brought by way of Peter Cheyne, and Baroness Mary Warnock contributes a foreword.

The chapters via philosophers are supported by way of new advancements in philosophically minded feedback from best Coleridge students in English departments, together with Jim Mays, Kathleen Wheeler, and James Engell. They technique Coleridge as an lively but contemplative philosopher taken with the instinct of rules and the strategies of cultivation in self and society. different chapters, from highbrow historians and theologians, together with Douglas Hedley make clear the old background,
and 'religious musings', of Coleridge's notion concerning contemplation.

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