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New PDF release: Blake and Kierkegaard : creation and anxiety

By Rovira, James; Blake, William; Kierkegaard, Søren

ISBN-10: 1441114521

ISBN-13: 9781441114525

ISBN-10: 1441135596

ISBN-13: 9781441135599

This research applies Kierkegaardian anxiousness to Blake's production myths to give an explanation for how Romantic period production narratives are a response to Enlightenment versions of character

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The actual achievements, it is unfortunately true, were not commensurate with the efforts made by the leaders of the humanistic movement. The forces of darkness and oppression were too well entrenched to be easily dislodged. (1961, p. 27) Evelleen Richards in “‘Metaphorical Mystifications’: the Romantic Gestation of Nature in British Biology” (1990) argues that T. H. Huxley and other young Darwinians aggressively spread the myth of the triumph of science over religion in England during the 1860s, persistently opposing Romantic strains of science “that presupposed spiritual development and ideal plans in nature” (Cunningham and Jardin, 1990, p.

50). Newton encouraged this use himself. In his letter to Bentley of December 10, 1692, Newton claimed that “When I wrote my treatise about our system, I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity,” and asserted that some elements of his observation (such as the relative composition of the sun and planets) must be ascribed “to the counsel and contrivance of a voluntary agent”—God (2004, p. 1348). Newton’s system had such a strong impact because it provided a demonstrably mathematic model accounting for the observable behavior of objects both on earth and in the night sky.

A survey of the classical tradition of personality perhaps best begins with Plato’s Seventh Letter because of its clarity and directness of expression. Plato felt compelled to revisit Sicily to instruct its ruler, Dionysius, in philosophy. He describes Dionysius as a vain character who “made it absolutely a point of honor that no one should ever suppose that I had a poor opinion of his natural gifts” (Hamilton and Cairns, 1961, p. 1586). Because of his character, Dionysius would not take no for an answer from Plato to his requests that Plato return to Sicily.

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