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1st Edition

Platonic Coleridge

ISBN 9780367602901
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

This book traces Coleridge's discovery of a Plato marginalised in the universities, and examines his use of German sources on the 'divine philosopher'. It compares Coleridge's figurations of poetic inspiration with models in the Platonic dialogues.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Plato's 'Dear Gorgeous Nonsense': The 'Wild-minded Disciple of Socrates' 2. Coleridge's Kant: Preparer and Opponent of Platonism 3. The Ancient Quarrel between Poetry and Philosophy 4. Plato in Coleridge's Lectures on the History of Philosophy: Exoteric Lectures, Esoteric Marginalia 5. Restoring Plato's 'System': The Friend and the Opus Maximum 6. Conclusion

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