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Dances of the Intellect and Emotions

John Beer

in Coleridge's Play of Mind

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199574018
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723100 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.003.0003
Dances of the Intellect and Emotions

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Further interest in natural observation and philosophical speculation. Visit to a German university familiarizes him with the contemporary cult of Spinoza. Intercourse with scholars and intellectuals in Germany. Return to England and further interest in Spinoza. Interest in pure mathematics, the interplay of forms and energies and the phenomena of growth. Beginnings of attachment to Sara Hutchinson. Relevance of experiences of delight and trance in her company to the inner, musical sense in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Keywords: Germany; Spinoza; mathematics; forms; energies; growth; trance; ancient mariner

Chapter.  7055 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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