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Hopkins and Oxford

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the role of Oxford University in the maturation of the philosophical thought of English poet and priest Gerald Manley Hopkins. It suggests that Hopkins' philosophical ... More


Stress and Breath

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins' concepts of stress and instress. Hopkins' use of metaphors such as burl and taut rope to describe the human subject suggests that he sees an ... More


Stress, Selves, and Subjectivity

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins' thoughts on the concepts of stress, selves, and subjectivity. It explains that Hopkins used the field model to represent being or stress not ... More


Moral Philosophy

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the moral philosophy of English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins. It suggests that Hopkins attributed to the mind a radical capacity for making a priori judgements but he does so ... More


The Big Idea

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins' conception of the ‘the Idea’. It suggests that though his concept was based on the Hegelian dialectic, it is not tied to the progressive ... More


Hopkins' Mechanistic Ontology

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins' mechanistic ontology. In his 1868 essay titled ‘Notes on the History of Greek Philosophy’, Hopkins used the terms ‘conception’ and ‘image’ to ... More


Induction and Understanding

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the influences in the writings and poetry of English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins. The forms of Hopkins' writings are best known as genres which deal with concrete imagery, and ... More


The ‘idea in the mind’

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the philosophical ideas of English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins. Like the early British idealists who taught him, Hopkins treated the study of historical philosophies as an ... More


Reflexive Self-Consciousness

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Kantian influences on English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins' principle of reflexive self-consciousness. Hopkins' principle was based on Kantian principles of self-consciousness and ... More


‘the flush and foredrawn’

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the scientific basis of English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins' analogy in his works. Hopkins believed that the fundamental laws of motion provide the forms which serve to represent ... More


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