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Poetry Realized in Nature: Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Early Nineteenth-Century Science
Poetry Realized in Nature shows Coleridge's method at work and, more generally, explores German philosophical science, Naturphilosophie, and the relations between science and romantic thought. It combines a biographical approach with intellectual history, reconstructing Coleridge's imaginative enterprise across the whole range of the physical and life sciences. Coleridge s ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published September 30th 1981 by Cambridge University Press
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Maddening where it describes Coleridge's own highly schematic and rather absurd views--dude should've stuck to poetry--but fascinating on early 19th C. science in general; it gives a great overview of the debates and state of knowledge at that time.