Young Coleridge and the philosophers of nature

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Oxford University Press, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 176 pages
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As a young man, Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived in an age of great social change. The political upheavals in America and France, the industrial revolution, and the explosion in humanity's knowledge of the natural order all had a profound effect on Coleridge and radical intellectuals like him. This book examines Coleridge's ideas on science and society in the critical years 1794 to 1796, setting them within the moral, political, and scientific context of the time. Wylie shows how the complex poem, Religious Musings, became a vehicle for these ideas and how they were then developed in the poetry of Coleridge's later years.

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Contents

The Ancient Tradition of Knowledge
12
Wrestling with the Spirit of Newton
27
The Elect Band of Patriot Sages
47
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