Coleridge and Contemplation by Peter CheyneColeridge and Contemplation by Peter Cheyne

Coleridge and Contemplation

EditorPeter Cheyne

Hardcover | September 9, 2017

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Coleridge and Contemplation is a multi-disciplinary volume on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, founding poet of British Romanticism, critic, and author of philosophical, political, and theological works. In his philosophical writings, Coleridge increasingly developed his thinking about imagination, asymbolizing precursor to contemplation, to a theory of contemplation itself, which for him occurs in its purest form as a manifestation of "Reason". Coleridge is a particularly challenging figure because he was a thinker in process, and something of an omnimath, a Renaissance man of the Romanticera. The dynamic quality of his thinking, the "dark fluxion" pursued but ultimately "unfixable by thought", and his extensive range of interests make essential an approach that is philosophical yet also multi-disciplinary.This is the first collection to be written mainly by philosophers and intellectual historians on Coleridge's mature philosophy. With a foreword by Baroness Mary Warnock, and original essays by prominent philosophers such as Roger Scruton, David E. Cooper, Michael McGhee, and Andy Hamilton, thisvolume provides a stimulating collection of insights and explorations into what Britain's foremost philosopher-poet had to say about the contemplation that he considered to be the highest of the human mental powers. The chapters by philosophers are supported by new developments in philosophically minded criticism from Coleridge scholars in English departments, including Jim Mays, Kathleen Wheeler, and James Engell. They approach Coleridge as an energetic yet contemplative thinker concerned with the intuition ofideas and the processes of cultivation in self and society. Other chapters, from intellectual historians and theologians, clarify the historical background, and "religious musings", of Coleridge's thought regarding contemplation.
Peter Cheyne is Associate Professor at Shimane University, where he teaches Philosophy and Literature. He divides his time between Shimane and his native Durham, where he is Visiting Fellow at Durham University Philosophy Department. He has published A Coleridgean Account of Meditative Experience (Journal of Philosophy of Life, Jan. 20...
Title:Coleridge and ContemplationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pagesPublished:September 9, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Baroness Mary Warnock: ForewordPeter Cheyne: IntroductionPart I: Poetics and Aesthetics1. J. C. C. Mays: Contemplation in Coleridge's Poetry2. David E. Cooper: Meditation on the Move: Walking, Nature, Mystery3. James Kirwan: Coleridge on Beauty: Aesthetic Contemplation as Revelation4. Kathleen Wheeler: Coleridge, Dewey, and the Art of Contemplation5. Roger Scruton: Imagination and Truth: Reflections after ColeridgePart II: Worldviews: Science, Ethics, and Politics6. David Knight: Coleridge and Chemical Philosophy7. Philip Aherne: The 'way of seeking': The Coleridgean Development of Utilitarianism in Cambridge8. Kaz Oishi: Contemplation and Philanthropy: Coleridge, Owen, and the 'Well-Being of Nations'9. Andy Hamilton: Coleridge, Mill, and Conservatism: Contemplation of an IdeaPart III: Metaphysics10. Peter Cheyne: Coleridge's 'Order of the Mental Powers' and the Energic-Energetic Distinction11. Dillon Struwig: Coleridge's Two-Levels Theory of Metaphysical Knowledge and the Order of the Mental Powers in the Logic12. Cristina Flores: Contemplant Spirits': Ralph Cudworth and Contemplation in S. T. Coleridge13. Douglas Hedley: S. T. Coleridge's Contemplative Imagination14. James Engell: Coleridge and Contemplation: The ActPart IV: Philosophy of Religion15. Michael McGhee: The Soul steady and collected: A Buddhist response to Coleridge16. Noriko Naohara: The Will to Faith: Coleridge's Contemplative Theology17. Suzanne E. Webster: Coleridge, Contemplation, and the 'triple Ichheit'18. J. Gerald Janzen: Notebook 55 as Contemplative Coda to Coleridge's Work and Life