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The Resource Visionary materialism in the early works of William Blake : the intersection of enthusiasm and empiricism, Matthew J.A. Green

Visionary materialism in the early works of William Blake : the intersection of enthusiasm and empiricism, Matthew J.A. Green

Label
Visionary materialism in the early works of William Blake : the intersection of enthusiasm and empiricism
Title
Visionary materialism in the early works of William Blake
Title remainder
the intersection of enthusiasm and empiricism
Statement of responsibility
Matthew J.A. Green
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Blake's response to the Enlightenment and relation to alternative religious traditions have long been topics of fervent scholarly debate, though they are rarely considered together. Drawing on the most recent discoveries concerning Blake's family heritage and cultural context, this study re-evaluates Blake's response to the Enlightenment to propose a radical new reading of his early works. Whereas traditionally Blake has been thought to reject empiricism and materialism outright, this book argues instead that his hostility towards enlightenment philosophy stems from a sense that it does not go far enough
  • Through a careful analysis of key figures from both sides of the enlightenment/counter-enlightenment divide (including Boehme, Swedenborg, the Moravians, Lavater, Brothers, Erasmus Darwin, Priestley and Locke), and a consideration of Derrida's recent work on friendship and religion, the discussion traces an alternative tradition of spiritual vision that challenges many preconceived assumptions about Blake's religious and philosophical inheritance. This visionary materialism provides a new way of thinking not only about Blake, but also about key aspects of society today."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, Matthew J. A.
Dewey number
821/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4148.P5
LC item number
G74 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Enthusiasm in literature
  • Empiricism in literature
  • Visions in literature
  • Materialism in literature
  • Blake, William
Label
Visionary materialism in the early works of William Blake : the intersection of enthusiasm and empiricism, Matthew J.A. Green
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The opening eye
  • 5.
  • The ark of God
  • 6.
  • The sublime act
  • Introduction : Blake and his traditions
  • 1.
  • Experiences of empiricism
  • 2.
  • The tree of mystery
  • 3.
  • Right reason and 'sense supernaturall'
  • 4.
Control code
56840662
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 218 pages
Isbn
9781403942319
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2004060647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781403942319
Label
Visionary materialism in the early works of William Blake : the intersection of enthusiasm and empiricism, Matthew J.A. Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The opening eye
  • 5.
  • The ark of God
  • 6.
  • The sublime act
  • Introduction : Blake and his traditions
  • 1.
  • Experiences of empiricism
  • 2.
  • The tree of mystery
  • 3.
  • Right reason and 'sense supernaturall'
  • 4.
Control code
56840662
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 218 pages
Isbn
9781403942319
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2004060647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781403942319

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