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Coleridge’s Philosophy: The Logos as Unifying Principle

Mary Anne Perkins


Coleridge's status as a philosopher has often been questioned. ‘I am a poor poet in England’, he admitted, ‘but in America, I am a great philosopher’. J. S. Mill's assertion that ‘the time is yet far distant when, in the estimation of Coleridge, and of his influence upon the intellect of our time, anything like unanimity can be looked for’ seems to have been justified. This book re-examines Coleridge's claim to have developed a ‘logosophic’ system which attempted ‘to reduce all knowledge into harmony’. The book pays particular attention to his later writings, some of which are still unpublishe ... More

Keywords: Coleridge, philosopher, J. S. Mill, unifying, Logos, intellectual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198240754
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Anne Perkins, author
Kingston University, Surrey