By Paul Hamilton
Samuel Taylor Coleridge usually bridged the space among British and ecu Romantic inspiration. This research units Coleridge's mode of pondering inside a German Romantic philosophical context because the position the place his principles can evidently expand themselves, stretch and locate speculations of similar ambition. It argues that Coleridge came upon his philosophical adventures within the dominant idiom of his instances intriguing and as imaginatively attractive as poetry.
Paul Hamilton situates significant issues in Coleridge's prose and poetic writings with regards to his ardour for German philosophy. He argues that Coleridge's infectious attachment to German (post-Kantian) philosophy was once as a result of its symmetries with the constitution of his Christian trust. Coleridge is learn as an excited and profitable expositor of this philosophy's strength to articulate an absolute grounding of fact. Its comprehensiveness, even if, rendered redundant additional theological description, undermining the religion it had looked as if it would help. hence arose Coleridge's nervous disguising of his German plagiarisms, aspersions solid on German originality, and his claims to have already skilled their insights inside of his personal non secular sensibility or within the writings of Anglican divines and neo-Platonists. This e-book recovers the level to which his principles name to be multiplied inside of German philosophical debate.