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By Keith Campbell

ISBN-10: 0631147071

ISBN-13: 9780631147077

Many philosophers have held, explicitly or implicitly, accomplished survey of the world's materials would come with the "cases" of features and family members which take place at specific areas and occasions. it's not so universal to confirm that such instances are themselves details of their personal correct, instead of deriving their particularity from their organization with a substance. during this research the writer contends that homes should be details and proposes a primary philosophy which acknowledges such specific homes, or tropes, because the sole basic class. He bargains a brand new model of the Resemblance solution of the issues of the Universals, and in addition argues for theses approximately kinfolk (Foundationism) and the fundamental actual homes (field conception) that are congenial to a trope philosophy, yet are in huge degree self sufficient of it, having benefits without reference to the reality approximately homes mostly. the ultimate bankruptcy issues to the strengths of a trope research for the philosophy of the brain and of social phenpmena.

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However, ‘Fears in Solitude’ shows that supposedly exceptional voice requiring the validation of the slavish band, for as long as Coleridge’s politics remain suspect, he can be dismissed as a political enthusiast: Others, meanwhile, Dote with a mad idolatry; and all, Who will not fall before their images, And yield them worship, they are enemies Ev’n of their country! – Such have I been deem’d. 168–72, my emphasis) 48 Coleridge, Language and the Sublime The making of an oath is an implicit admission that Coleridge’s speaking position, despite its oratorical and prophetic elements, does not have sufficient intrinsic authority.

280) and ‘Ornaments … poetick Dress’ (p. 281). This broader problem is something that can also be carried forward to Coleridge’s work of the 1790s. Although he is obviously positioning himself as a lyric poet, which is a minor part of Longinus’s discussion of the sublime, a number of key qualities sought by Coleridge’s early lyric voice can be broadly interpreted as inheritances of the Longinian tradition. However, the invocation of such a speaking position also courts the dangers of ‘Fable’. Given Terada’s analysis of a self who must imagine their way into themselves, it may be that the very experience of emotion so fundamental to such a lyric subject may also be fundamentally fabular.

This double character manifests the tension we have been treating all along, condemning public language within public language. Coleridge abhors the sociological fact of a public language debased by a debased society, but desires a position of individual power from which to exert critique. The paradox is ultimately inescapable. How can Coleridge’s oratory escape a corruption of oratory that seems totally pervasive? 15 We may take Jones’s dichotomy between ‘sociological fact and individualized fantasy’ further, for this tension will show us precisely the fault-line within ‘Fears in Solitude’, and ultimately lead us back to ‘France: An Ode’.

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