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Kantian ethics

An approach to moral questions deriving from the teachings and writing of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724–1804). It is characterized by an emphasis on the rational endeavour of ...

Philosophy and Poetry

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T. Miller

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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4,661 words

...justify the often extravagant claims about the so-called conceptual nature of modernist and avant-garde poetry. From the side of philosophy, two very consequential mod. defenses of poetry should be mentioned in conclusion: the studies of poetry and “lived experience” by the neo-Kantian philosopher and hermeneutic theorist Wilhelm Dilthey ( 1833–1911 ) and the lectures on Friedrich Hölderlin and other poets by the existential phenomenologist Martin Heidegger ( 1889–1976 ). In his 1905 collection Das Erlebnis und die Dichtung ( Poetry and Experience )...

Genre

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M. Cavitch

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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3,397 words

...to emerge. Other poets and theorists went even further, strongly resisting generic systematization of any kind (cf. Curran, Rajan). Although the idea that there exist only certain fixed, transhistorical genres has never been accepted without controversy, these romantic, post-Kantian devels. would be esp. consequential in the ongoing, contentious shifts in genre theory—shifts esp. visible beginning in the late 18th c.—away from taxonomics and toward hermeneutics . Static taxonomics was largely rejected in favor of various competing historical models of...

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