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Coleridge, Tom Wedgwood, and Conceptions of the Mind

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/9780199574018.003.0006
Coleridge, Tom Wedgwood, and Conceptions of the Mind

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Tom Wedgwood's scheme for educating a genius. Psychological discussions with him and James Mackintosh, particularly concerning Space and Time. Coleridge's development and cultivation of psychological theories of his own, particularly his attempts to explain the ‘Bull’ and speculations concerning the relationship between vision and various forms of touch. His plans for literary work with Southey culminate in their production of Omniana, which includes a long passage embodying his most recent speculations.

Keywords: education; genius; Bulls; space; time; vision; touch

Chapter.  6248 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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