The Poetic Enlightenment: Poetry and Human Science, 1650–1820

1st Edition

Rowan Boyson

Routledge
Published January 21, 2016
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9781138662247 - CAT# Y229917
Series: The Enlightenment World

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Summary

The essays in this edited collection look at the role of poetry in the development of Enlightenment ideas. As scholarly disciplines began to emerge – anthropology, linguistics, psychology – the ancient art of poetry was invoked to create new ways of defining and expanding this philosophy of human science.

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