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Conclusion: ‘Logosophia’

Mary Anne Perkins

in Coleridge’s Philosophy

Published in print July 1994 | ISBN: 9780198240754
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680250 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240754.003.0006
Conclusion: ‘Logosophia’

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This book has explored Coleridge's Logos theme as the unifying principle which connects his theories of language and imagination, his philosophy of nature, his attempt to establish an epistemology based on the constitutive nature of ideas, and his moral philosophy and anthropology. He attempted to harmonize all these areas of discourse within the grand scheme of the reconciliation of philosophy and religion. This book aimed to show that his claim to have developed a ‘system’ deserves serious consideration. It has attempted to show the consistency and coherence of the ‘logosophic’ theme. Coleridge's emphasis on the dynamic quality and consequences of relationship in every area of being, thought, and experience provides a stimulating and thought-provoking range of theological, hermeneutical, and philosophical possibilities. The last part of this chapter returns to Coleridge's own view of his work, as expressed towards the end of his life.

Keywords: Logos; philosophy; Coleridge; nature; Reconciler

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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