T. S. Eliot and American Philosophy: The Harvard Years

T. S. Eliot and American Philosophy: The Harvard Years

by Manju Jain
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052141766X

ISBN-13: 9780521417662

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Manju Jain's innovative study of T. S. Eliot's Harvard years traces the genesis of his early work as a student of philosophy and explores its influence on his poetic and critical practice. The philosophical debates (and Eliot's work as he grappled with them) point forward to important issues in contemporary philosophy and hermeneutics. Drawing extensively on

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Manju Jain's innovative study of T. S. Eliot's Harvard years traces the genesis of his early work as a student of philosophy and explores its influence on his poetic and critical practice. The philosophical debates (and Eliot's work as he grappled with them) point forward to important issues in contemporary philosophy and hermeneutics. Drawing extensively on unpublished sources, Manju Jain offers answers to the questions of why Eliot failed to find satisfaction in an academic career devoted to philosophy and why he abandoned the speculations of metaphysics for the dogmas of theology.f

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521417662
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Eliot and unitarianism; 2. Eliot and Harvard: 'An Attenuated Santayana'?; 3. Eliot, Babbitt, and Paris; 4. The 'Golden Age' of American Studies: Eliot's early philosophical studies; 5. Josiah Royce's seminar; 6. The 'varieties' of psychological and mystical experience; 7. Eliot, Bradley and Knowledge and Experience: 'that magnificent vision, into the apparent chaos'; Conclusion; Appendix; List of courses taken by Eliot while at Harvard; Notes; Bibliography.

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