Visions beyond reality : Keat's poetic rejection of enlightenment philosophy Public Deposited

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  • John Keats, as a principal figure in the Romantic movement in Europe, reacted against the philosophy of the Enlightenment. His poetry and letters are testament to his distrust of, and resistance to, an ever increasingly clinical and "reasonable" society. Keats's poetic thought--imaginative, speculative, dialectic--is the antithesis of an Enlightenment philosophy which put its faith in science, objectivity, and logical deduction. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the letters and poems of Keats through the lens of Enlightenment philosophy; it will gauge Keats's theories of the imagination in terms of that philosophy. As I move through Keats's literary response to the enlightenment, I am also examining Keats's professional progression from surgeon's apprentice--a trade strongly associated with the Enlightenment--to a primary figure in the movement away from Enlightenment and toward Romantic philosophy. This study focuses on the writings of Keats, both his letters and poetry, contextualizing his poetic thought and work while answering the critical question: How does Keats's writing reveal his reaction to Enlightenment philosophy?
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