Interpretations of Poetry And Religion
1900. Philosopher, poet, literary and cultural critic, George Santayana is a principal figure in Classical American Philosophy. He thought of philosophy as literature before it became a theme in American and European scholarly circles; and he managed to naturalize Platonism, update Aristotle, fight off idealisms, and provide a striking and sensitive account of the spiritual life without being a religious believer. Contents: Understanding, Imagination, and Mysticism; The Homeric Hymns; The Dissolution of Paganism; The Poetry of Christian Dogma; Platonic Love in Some Italian Poets; The Absence of Religion in Shakespeare; The Poetry of Barbarism; Emerson; A Religion of Disillusion; and The Elements and Function of Poetry. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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