Poetry

Edited by Karen Simecek (University of Warwick)
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Key works Two recent collections of essays on the philosophy of poetry Gibson 2015 and French et al 2010 provide an excellent entry point into this field of study, with essays by key philosophers on poetry such as P Lamarque, A.C. Soy Ribeiro, J. Koethe and R. Eldridge. See also Critchley 2005 for a good example of philosophical inquiry focused on a particular poet and his works.
Introductions For a good introduction to the philosophy of poetry, see Gibson 2015 and Ribeiro's entry on Poetry in The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Literature Carroll & Gibson 2015.
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  1. The Art of Poetry.Aristotle . (ed.) - 1963 - Oxford University Press UK.
  2. The Unmediated Vision: An Interpretation of Wordsworth, Hopkins, Rilke, and Valery. [REVIEW]F. A. - 1956 - Review of Metaphysics 9 (3):519-519.
  3. William Blake: The Finger on the Furnace. [REVIEW]R. A. - 1956 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (2):363-363.
  4. Poema y Enigma.José Manuel Cuesta Abad - 1999
  5. Hellenica.E. Abbott - 1899 - Philosophical Review 8:209.
  6. Hellenica a Collection of Essays on Greek Poetry, Philosophy, History, and Religion. --.Evelyn Abbott - 1880 - Kennikat Press.
  7. The Poetic Experience of the World.Mathew Abbott - 2010 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 18 (4):493-516.
    In this article I develop Heidegger's phenomenology of poetry, showing that it may provide grounds for rejecting claims that he lapses into linguistic idealism. Proceeding via an analysis of the three concepts of language operative in the philosopher's work, I demonstrate how poetic language challenges language's designative and world-disclosive functions. The experience with poetic language, which disrupts Dasein's absorption by emerging out of equipmentality in the mode of the broken tool, brings Dasein to wonder at the world's existence in such (...)
  8. The State of Nature on Route 66: Jack Kerouac's On The Road and the Social Contract Tradition.Philip Abbott - 2013 - Philosophy and Literature 37 (1):210-227.
  9. Decisions of an Alarmingly Personal Nature, or, What I Think About William Wordsworth.Ruth Abbott - 2007 - Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 6 (1):114-122.
    This article begins by noting the tendency of certain academic practices to arrest thought, and attempts to circumvent that arrestation in the writer by reflecting on her adolescent response to the writings of William Wordsworth. It explores the possible implications of a youthful feeling that poetry is ‘true’, tying this in with Wordsworth’s own writing about poetry and truth, and with a particular passage from Wordsworth’s Home at Grasmere which once prompted that youthful feeling. The personal and particular sources from (...)
  10. Fire Transfigured in TS Eliot's Four Quartets in Poetics of the Elements in the Human Condition. 2: The Airy Elements in Poetic Imagination.S. Abdoo - 1988 - Analecta Husserliana 23:89-100.
  11. Aesthetics and Ethics: Santayana, Nietzsche, and Shusterman.Jerold Abrams - 2004 - Modern Schoolman 81 (4):233-266.
  12. Literature and Belief.M. H. Abrams - 1958 - Columbia University Press.
  13. Landscape and Ideology in American Renaissance Literature: Topographies of Skepticism.Robert E. Abrams - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    Robert Abrams argues that new concepts of space and landscape emerged in mid-nineteenth-century American writing, marking a linguistic and interpretative limit to American expansion. Abrams supports the radical elements of antebellum writing, where writers from Hawthorne to Rebecca Harding Davis disputed the naturalizing discourses of mid-nineteenth century society. Whereas previous critics find in antebellum writing a desire to convert chaos into an affirmative, liberal agenda, Abrams contends that authors of the 1840s and 50s deconstructed more than they constructed.
  14. The Puppet Show of Memory: Chesterton, Calderón and Cervantes.Pasquale Accardo - 1992 - The Chesterton Review 18 (3):395-409.
  15. Poetic Interaction: Language, Freedom, Reason (Review).R. D. Ackerman - 1990 - Philosophy and Literature 14 (1):219-220.
  16. "A Counterpoint of Dissonance": The Aesthetics and Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Review).R. D. Ackerman - 1982 - Philosophy and Literature 6 (1-2):209-210.
  17. Believing in a Fiction: Wallace Stevens at the Limits of Phenomenology.R. D. Ackerman - 1979 - Philosophy and Literature 3 (1):79-90.
  18. Blake. London.Peter Ackroyd - forthcoming - Minerva.
  19. Creation to Apocalypse: Renewal in the Poetry of Amparo Amoros.Marta Elena Acosta - 1994 - Dissertation, University of Miami
    Arboles en la musica, a collection of poems by Spanish poet Amparo Amoros, is analyzed poem by poem, as a close reading. ;The analysis is thematic in nature and is done in light of the collection's feminist and spiritual tendencies which are opposed to scientism and other characteristics of the modern Western world. The poems reflect a subtext of Biblical and mystical inspiration, beginning with a description of the natural world and ending with a liberation of the individual spirit and (...)
  20. Thinking Poetry: Philosophical Approaches to Nineteenth-Century French Poetry.Joseph Acquisto (ed.) - 2013 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
  21. Book Review:Coleridge as Philosopher. John H. Muirhead. [REVIEW]George P. Adams - 1932 - Ethics 42 (2):230-.
  22. Coleridge as PhilosopherJohn H. Muirhead.George P. Adams - 1932 - International Journal of Ethics 42 (2):230-231.
  23. William Blake. A Reading of the Shorter Poems.Hazard Adams - 1965 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 23 (3):394-395.
  24. Symbolism and Yeats's "a Vision".Hazard Adams - 1964 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 22 (4):425-436.
  25. Blake and Yeats: The Contrary Vision.Hazard Adams - 1957 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 15 (3):372-372.
  26. Bochner and Ellis Collection on Autoethnography, Literature, Aesthetics.Jennifer L. Adams - 2005 - American Journal of Semiotics 21 (1/4):174-176.
  27. Reassessing the Heroine in Medieval French Literature. [REVIEW]Tracy Adams - 2002 - The Medieval Review 7.
  28. The Diminutive in Naim Frashëri's Poetry and Ismail Kadare's Works.Luljeta Adili-Çeliku, Jehona Rushidi-Rexhepi & Jeta Rushidi - 2013 - Seeu Review 9 (1):90-99.
  29. Poetry and Politics.Mortimer Jerome Adler - 1965 - Duquesne University Press.
  30. The Search for God in the Plays of Tennessee Williams.Thomas P. Adler - 1973 - Renascence 26 (1):48-56.
  31. Nord-Sud and Cubist Poetry.Richard L. Admussen - 1968 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 27 (1):21-25.
  32. Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy: Rationalism and Religion in Sophocles' Theban Plays.Peter J. Ahrensdorf - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    Oedipus the tyrant and the limits of political rationalism -- Blind faith and enlightened statesmanship in Oedipus at colonus -- The pious heroism of Antigone -- Conclusion: Nietzsche, Plato, and Aristotle on philosophy and tragedy.
  33. Poetry and the Science of Mind.James Aitchison - 2005 - The Philosopher 93 (2).
  34. Borges and the Kabbalah and Other Essays on His Fiction and Poetry (Review).Edna Aizenberg - 1989 - Philosophy and Literature 13 (2):400-402.
  35. Tawriya, or Poetry as a Cultural Act.Kc Alami - 1995 - Al-Qantara: Revista de Estudios Árabes 16 (2):259-271.
  36. Pöggeler, Otto. Martin Heidegger's Path of Thinking. D. Magurshak & S. Barber (Trans). Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, Inc., 1987. Pp. Vii-293. $45.00. [REVIEW]Richard J. Alapack - 1988 - Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 19 (2):197-203.
  37. A critical analysis of Persian Poetry of Shah Turab Ali Qalandar.Zunnoorain Haider Alavi - 2013 - SOCRATES 1 (1):106-121.
  38. Poets and Emperors: Frankish Politics and Carolingian Poetry. [REVIEW]Mary Alberi - 1989 - Speculum 64 (2):433-435.
  39. Anglo-Saxon Literature and Western Culture.Clinton Albertson - 1958 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 33 (1):93-116.
  40. The Quarrel.A. Bronson Alcott - 1871 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 5 (4):373 -.
  41. Homer's Poetry Andrew Ford: Homer: The Poetry of the Past. Pp. Xii + 225. Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University Press, 1992. $31.45. [REVIEW]M. J. Alden - 1993 - The Classical Review 43 (02):226-228.
  42. Homer's Poetry. [REVIEW]M. J. Alden - 1993 - The Classical Review 43 (2):226-228.
  43. Poetry and Politics.Mortimer Jerome Alder - 1965 - Duquesne University Press.
  44. Studies of Type-Images in Poetry, Religion and Philosophy.Virgil C. Aldrich & Maud Bodkin - 1953 - Philosophical Review 62 (1):153.
  45. "Smiley", Charles Newton: Horace: His Poetry and Philosophy. [REVIEW]Alexander Alexander - 1945 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 39:119-120.
  46. The Mystery of Life (Poem).Hartley Burr Alexander - 1912 - The Monist 22 (3):361-391.
  47. Poetry and the Individual.Hartley Burr Alexander - 1906 - Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods 3 (16):439-442.
  48. Falling Fire: The Negativity of Knowledge in the Poetry of William Blake in Poetics of the Elements in the Human Condition. 2: The Airy Elements in Poetic Imagination.M. Alexander - 1988 - Analecta Husserliana 23:281-288.
  49. "Falling Fire": The Negativity of Knowledge in the Poetry of William Blake.Meena Alexander - 1988 - Analecta Husserliana 23:281.
  50. Wordsworth: The Sea and Its Double.Meena Alexander - 1985 - Analecta Husserliana 19:77.
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