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Aesthetics, Poetics and Phenomenology in Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Aesthetics, Poetics and Phenomenology in Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Tom Marshall

Hardcover(1st ed. 2020)

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This book re-evaluates the philosophical status of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by providing an extended comparison between his work and the phenomenological theory of Edmund Husserl. Examining Coleridge’s accounts of the imagination, perception, poetic creativity and literary criticism, it draws a systematic and coherent structure out of a range of Coleridge’s philosophical writing. In addition, it also applies the principles of Coleridge’s philosophy to an interpretation of his own poetic output.

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ISBN-13: 9783030527297
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/24/2020
Edition description: 1st ed. 2020
Pages: 211
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tom Marshall was awarded his PhD in 2019. He has previously held positions at Queen Mary, University of London, UK, and at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has published in European Romantic Review and Essays in Romanticism.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Anti-psychologism and Ideal Laws in Biographia I.-3. Coleridge’s phenomenological engagements with idealism.- 4. Imagination and Intentionality.- 5. Coleridge’s Epoché.- 6.‘The acts of the mind itself’: Eidetic Intuition and the ‘Conversation Poems’.

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'Tom Marshall’s erudite study provides what is by some distance the most comprehensive treatment of Coleridge’s relation to the phenomenological tradition. Marshall’s lucid and provocative analysis defends both the individual poet, and the wider idealist tradition to which he belongs, from the common charge of abstraction. Coleridge stands revealed to us rather as a thinker for whom the most profound philosophical questions turn on the question—and the experience—of sensuous immediacy.'

- Dr Ewan James Jones, University of Cambridge, UK

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