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Poetry as philosophy - on Wallace Stevens

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In this essay, I defend the philosophical significance of the poetry of Wallace Stevens and try to show how it can help in returning us to that which is normally passed over in epistemological discussions: the phenomenon of the world.

Keywords: Romanticism; Wallace Stevens; epistemology; phenomenology; philosophy; poetry

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Essex.

Publication date: December 1, 2005

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