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Poetry and Philosophy from Homer to Rousseau

Romantic Souls, Realist Lives

Authors: Haines, S.

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This accessible and jargon-free book features readings of over 20 key texts and authors in Western poetry and philosophy, including Homer, Plato, Beowulf , Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare and Rousseau. Simon Haines presents a thought-provoking and theoretically aware account of Western literature and philosophy, arguing that the history of both can be seen as a struggle between two different conceptions of the self: the 'romantic' (or dualist) vs the 'realist' or ('extended').

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SIMON HAINES is a member of the English Department in the School of Humanities at the Australian National University, Australia. He has also been a banker, a diplomat and an intelligence analyst. He is the author of Shelley's Poetry: The Divided Self (Macmillan, 1997) and a number of articles on poetry (especially Romantic and post-Romantic), and the connections between poetry and philosophy (especially moral and political philosophy).

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'...this is a hugely impressive book - vast in scope and conception, powerful in execution and...meticulous in detail and reference.' - Stephen Prickett, Regius Professor Emeritus of English, Glasgow University


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poetry and Philosophy from Homer to Rousseau
Book Subtitle
Romantic Souls, Realist Lives
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50277-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230502772
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4418-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52241-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 214
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