English | 2015 | ISBN: 1137482176 | 198 pages | PDF | 4,2 MB
In Hegel and the English Romantic Tradition, Wayne Deakin re-examines English Romanticism through the philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel. Outlining and expanding upon Hegel's theory of recognition, Deakin critiques four canonical writers of the English Romantic tradition - Coleridge, Wordsworth, P.B. Shelley and Mary Shelley - and argues that they, like Hegel, are engaged in a struggle towards philosophical recognition. The fresh approach offers the possibility of re-reading these writers in new and innovative ways, while at the same time critiquing Hegel's own philosophy of mind and challenging his hierarchy of philosophy, religion, art. The book also examines previous criticisms, such as those of McGann, Butler, Mellor and Abrams, and claims that all of these theories of Romanticism are complimentary and can be subsumed by this new model of "philosophical romanticism".