Three Philosophical Poets Lucretius Dante and Goethe

Three Philosophical Poets  Lucretius  Dante  and Goethe

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Author: George Santayana

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Category: Philosophy

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Three Philosophical Poets

Three Philosophical Poets

Author: George Santayana

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University

ISBN: HARVARD:32044020116257

Category: Dante Alighieri

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Three Philosophical Poets

Three Philosophical Poets

For George Santayana it was to highlight the greatest qualities of each poet and explain how one compliments the other. This is Santayana's approach in Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe.

Author: George Santayana

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330401212

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 225

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What is the best way to discuss the intersection of philosophy, poetry and art? For George Santayana it was to highlight the greatest qualities of each poet and explain how one compliments the other. This is Santayana's approach in Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe. "The sole advantage in possessing great works of literature lies in what they can help us to become." So begins Santayana's analysis of the three heroes of the book. Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe is a collection of six lectures "with a few additions" read in February, 1910, and they are based on one of Santayana's courses at Columbia University. He begins with an examination of Lucretius and his foundation in naturalism, materialism and in humanism in ethics. A thousand years later Dante arrived, bringing with him awareness of supernaturalism, or God. Still later came Goethe, whose Romanticism expanded on Lucretius and Dante. Santayana's love for the poets is infectious. Rather than painstakingly examining each line and then connecting it to dry philosophical tomes, Santayana quotes the best passages, explaining what makes them great. He seems to be delighted by each poem, almost as if it is a brand new discovery. Santayana's discourse on the various episodes of Faust is essential reading. He relates each one in an entertaining manner, making the reader feel as if he or she is in the midst of a good conversation. By connecting the three poets, Santayana helps readers gain insight into their poems but also into the nature of philosophy itself. Readers will find meaning in Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe. This book will encourage readers to revisit the three poets with fresh eyes. It is a vital companion for rereading three great poets of the Western world. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Categories: Literary Collections

Three Philosophical Poets Lucretius Dante and Goethe

Three Philosophical Poets  Lucretius  Dante  and Goethe

This critical edition, volume VIII of The Works of George Santayana, includes notes, textual commentary, lists of variants and emendations, an index, and other tools useful to Santayana scholars.

Author: George Santayana

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262356428

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Santayana's argument for the unity of philosophy and poetry. This concise and compelling volume—described by Santayana as a “piece of literary criticism, together with a first broad lesson in the history of philosophy”—introduces Santayana's thought in the rich context of a European poetic tradition that demonstrates his broad conception of philosophy. Rejecting both the Platonic opposition of philosophy and poetry and more recent attempts to reduce philosophy to science, Santayana argues that philosophy and poetry at their best are united in articulating a comprehensive vision of the world that permits honest contemplation of the universe. He considers the ideal visions of three artists: Lucretius's naturalism provides a total perspective on the physical world but renders experience monotonous; Dante's supernaturalism provides a total perspective on experience but subordinates nature to morality; Goethe's romanticism provides a dramatic perspective on nature and experience but lacks totality. Santayana sees each as the best in his own way, though none is best in all ways; and he speculates that the ideal poet would integrate the gifts and insights of all three, resulting in “rational art,” of which philosophical poetry is a prime example. This critical edition, volume VIII of The Works of George Santayana, includes notes, textual commentary, lists of variants and emendations, an index, and other tools useful to Santayana scholars.
Categories: Philosophy

Three Philosophical Poets

Three Philosophical Poets

For George Santayana it was to highlight the greatest qualities of each poet and explain how one compliments the other. This is Santayana's approach in Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe.

Author: George Santayana

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0331470985

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 198

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What is the best way to discuss the intersection of philosophy, poetry and art? For George Santayana it was to highlight the greatest qualities of each poet and explain how one compliments the other. This is Santayana's approach in Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe. "The sole advantage in possessing great works of literature lies in what they can help us to become." So begins Santayana's analysis of the three heroes of the book. Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe is a collection of six lectures "with a few additions" read in February, 1910, and they are based on one of Santayana's courses at Columbia University. He begins with an examination of Lucretius and his foundation in naturalism, materialism and in humanism in ethics. A thousand years later Dante arrived, bringing with him awareness of supernaturalism, or God. Still later came Goethe, whose Romanticism expanded on Lucretius and Dante. Santayana's love for the poets is infectious. Rather than painstakingly examining each line and then connecting it to dry philosophical tomes, Santayana quotes the best passages, explaining what makes them great. He seems to be delighted by each poem, almost as if it is a brand new discovery. Santayana's discourse on the various episodes of Faust is essential reading. He relates each one in an entertaining manner, making the reader feel as if he or she is in the midst of a good conversation. By connecting the three poets, Santayana helps readers gain insight into their poems but also into the nature of philosophy itself. Readers will find meaning in Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe. This book will encourage readers to revisit the three poets with fresh eyes. It is a vital companion for rereading three great poets of the Western world. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Categories: Literary Collections

Three Philosophical Poets

Three Philosophical Poets

Three Philosophical Poets is a classic literary studies/literary criticism text by the esteemed philosopher and author, George Santayana. The text deals with the poets, Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe and the didactic poetry thathey produced.

Author: George Santayana

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 0368459438

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 150

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Three Philosophical Poets is a classic literary studies/literary criticism text by the esteemed philosopher and author, George Santayana. The text deals with the poets, Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe and the didactic poetry thathey produced.
Categories: Literary Collections

Three Philosophical Poets

Three Philosophical Poets

Author: Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás Santayana

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Three Philosophical Poets

Three Philosophical Poets

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Author: George Santayana

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1295327406

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Page: 230

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