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Abiezer Coppe

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literature.

(1619–72),

a Ranter, preacher, mystic, and pamphleteer, famed for his eccentric behaviour (he preached naked in the streets of London, denouncing the rich); his two Fiery Flying...

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Alexander Meiklejohn

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Philosophy.

(1872–1964),

born in England, was brought to the U.S. as a child, and after graduation from Brown (1893) became a professor of philosophy there (1897–1912). He was president of...

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André Bazin

Overview page. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Literature.

(1918–58)

Frenchfilm critic, co-founder and editor of the highly influential journal Cahiers du cinéma, the key organ of auteur theory. His essays, published posthumously in a...

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Andrew Preston Peabody

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Philosophy.

(1811–93)

Andrew Preston Peabody was born on 19 March 1811 in Beverly, Massachusetts. His father Andrew, a teacher, wanted him to be educated in order to enter the Christian...

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Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literature.

(1755–1826) French jurist and magistrate

The Physiology of Taste [Physiologie du goût ou Méditations sur la gastronomie transcendente] (1825) Non-Fiction

The Physiology of...

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Arian heresy

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literature.

The doctrine denying the true divinity of Christ, named after the Alexandrian priest Arius (c.250–c.336). It maintained that the Son was not eternal, or of one nature with God, but was a...

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Ayn Rand

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Philosophy.

(1905–82)

Russian-born novelist whose extreme and simplistic views give her a following on the political right. Her philosophy of ‘objectivism’ is in fact simple egoism, a doctrine...

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Basil Montagu

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Philosophy.

(1770–1851),

a friend of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Godwin; his young son (also Basil) lived with the Wordsworths during their West Country period. He became a successful barrister...

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Benjamin Paul Blood

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Philosophy.

(1822–1919),

philosopher, mystic, and poet. His principal poetic works are The Bride of the Iconoclast (1954), “a long Shelleyesque poem in Spenserian stanzas,” and The Colonnades...

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body

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

The body is often contrasted unfavourably with the mind, and in Pythagorean, Indian and Christian traditions bodily residence is a kind of penance compared with the full joy of purely...

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