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Coleridge and Kantian Ideas in England, 1796-1817 : Coleridge's Responses to German Philosophy - Monika Class

Coleridge and Kantian Ideas in England, 1796-1817

Coleridge's Responses to German Philosophy

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Author of Biographia Literaria (1817) and The Friend (1809-10, 1812 and 1818), Samuel Taylor Coleridge was the central figure in the British transmission of German idealism in the 19th century. The advent of Immanuel Kant in Coleridge's thought is traditionally seen as the start of the poet's turn towards an internalized Romanticism. Demonstrating that Coleridge's discovery of Kant came at an earlier point than has been previously recognized, this book examines the historical roots of Coleridge's life-long preoccupation with Kant over a period of 20 years from the first extant Kant entry until the publication of his autobiography. Drawing on previously unpublished contemporary reviews of Kant and seeking socio-political meaning outside the literary canon in the English radical circles of the 1790s, Monika Class here establishes conceptual affinities between Coleridge's writings and that of Kant's earliest English mediators and in doing so revises Coleridge's allegedly non-political and solitary response to Kant.

[An] engaging and thoroughly researched study ... The major scholarly contribution is Class's approach, which expands upon previous studies by considering 'Coleridge's reception of Kant from a position of English culture' ... Complex and sophisticated. "- The BARS Review""

Acknowledgements .List of Abbreviated Titles .Introduction .1. The Early Mediators of Kant in Bristol and London .2. Coleridge's Moral-Political Engagement in the mid-1790s .3. Coleridge and the Categorical Imperative in 1796 .4. Coleridge's Poetic Response to Perpetual Peace, 1796-1802 .5. The Closet Kantian .6. Kant's Giant Hand: Repression and Genial Self-Construction in Biographia Literaria .7. Coleridge, Nitsch and the Distinction between Reason and Understanding .Conclusion: Beyond Coleridge .Notes .Bibliography .Index

ISBN: 9781472532398
ISBN-10: 1472532392
Series: Continuum Literary Studies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 27th March 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1