Romantic Confusions of the Good: Beauty As Truth, Truth Beauty

Romantic Confusions of the Good: Beauty As Truth, Truth Beauty

by Marion Montgomery
     
 

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With special attention to the Romantic poets from Wordsworth and Coleridge down to Pound and Eliot, distinguished scholar Marion Montgomery explores the disorientation of image and metaphor from reality. The book focuses on the virtues and limits of the intuitive intellect as they are explicated by Thomas Aquinas in relational intellect, and the 'Romantic' poet's

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With special attention to the Romantic poets from Wordsworth and Coleridge down to Pound and Eliot, distinguished scholar Marion Montgomery explores the disorientation of image and metaphor from reality. The book focuses on the virtues and limits of the intuitive intellect as they are explicated by Thomas Aquinas in relational intellect, and the 'Romantic' poet's dependence upon the intuitive and rational modes of intellectual action, two species of 'romanticism' centering in presumptuous autonomy emerge: that of the poet and that of the scientist.

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John Alvis
Romantic poets and their heirs sing in philosophical twilight, addressing issues of being and knowing while almost ignorant of the guidance available to them in the thought of Aristotle and Aquinas. Montgomery in considerable measure recovers the wisdom of pre-Kantian naturalism and with it a vantage from which to assess Wordsworth, Keats, Hopkins, Eliot, and Stevens, each measured by their attempt to regain the basis of poetic analogy in actual, extramental being
Ellis Sandoz
Marion Montgomery's meditation on the plight of autonomous man cast adrift in a world of his own devising takes us through the history of philosophy and literature. The center that holds in the great singers of being he finds in the companionable relation between reason and intuition as evinced above all in the persuasive tuning of intellect and the truth of things in personal experience. This is a lovely and deeply felt rumination on the human condition by a distinguished poet doing a philosophers work. Warmly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847683932
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/22/1997
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.82(d)

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