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A religious and philosophical treatise by S. T. Coleridge, published 1825. Coleridge compiled this unsystematic collection of commentaries and aphorisms on selected passages from the 17th‐cent. Anglican divine Archbishop Leighton. It stresses the importance of Christianity as a ‘personal revelation’ and further develops his famous distinction between Reason and Understanding, originally drawn from Kant, as the source respectively of ‘Moral’ and ‘Prudential’ action.

Subjects: Literature.


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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772—1834) poet, critic, and philosopher


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