Robert Frost: The Poet as Philosopher

Intercollegiate Studies Institute (2007)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Robert Frost is by far the most celebrated major American poet of the twentieth century. In part, this is because his poetry seems, on the surface, to be so accessible, even homey. But Frost was not just a powerful writer of popular lyric and narrative verse, argues Peter J. Stanlis in this major contribution to American literary study and philosophy. Rather, his work is deeply rooted in a complex philosophical dualism that opposes both idealistic monism, centered in spirit, and scientific positivism, which posits that the universe can be understood as nothing but matter. In _Robert Frost: The Poet as Philosopher,_ Stanlis shows how Frost’s philosophical dualism of spirit and matter is perceived through metaphors and applied to science, religion, art, education, and society. He further argues that Frost’s dualism provides a critique of the monistic forces that were instrumental in the triumph of twentieth-century totalitarianism. Thoroughly informed by his twenty-three year friendship and correspondence with Frost, Stanlis’s landmark volume is the first attempt to deal with the poet’s philosophy in a systematic manner. It will appeal not only to fans of Frost but to all who understand poetry as a form of revelation for understanding human nature



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,197

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

A poet's philosopher.Vincent Colapietro - 2009 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 45 (4):pp. 551-578.
Pope John Paul II as philosopher and poet.Peter Hebblethwatte - 1980 - Heythrop Journal 21 (2):123–136.
The philosopher as teacher.William P. Frost - 1973 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 47:69-75.
Philosopher as poet.Irwin Erdman - 1954 - Journal of Philosophy 51 (2):62-64.
Iqbal: poet-philosopher of Islam.Muhammad Munawwar - 1982 - Lahore: Iqbal Academy Pakistan.
The Philosopher’s Poet.Strachan Donnelley - 1983 - Process Studies 13 (1):46-58.
Iqbal, poet-philosopher of Pakistan.Hafeez Malik (ed.) - 1971 - New York,: Columbia University Press.
Plato-Poet and Philosopher.Joseph M. Keane - 1930 - Modern Schoolman 6 (3):54-55.
Allama Iqbal: poet-philosopher of the East.Sharif Mujahid - 1986 - Karachi: Quaid-i-Azam Academy.


Added to PP

16 (#910,507)

6 months
3 (#983,674)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references