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Monday, November 27, 2006

Monday November 27, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:45 AM
The Poetry
of Philosophy

“What on earth is
   a ‘concrete universal’?”

Said to be an annotation
(undated)
by Robert M. Pirsig of
A History of Philosophy,
by Frederick Copleston,
Society of Jesus
.

For an answer, see
The Structure of the
‘Concrete Universal’
in Literature
,”
by W. K. Wimsatt, Jr.,
PMLA, Vol. 62, No. 1
(March, 1947), pp. 262-280.

This is reprinted in Wimsatt’s
The Verbal Icon:
Studies in the
Meaning of Poetry
.

The final chapter of
The Verbal Icon
is titled
“Poetry and Christian Thinking.”
For more on Wimsatt
and this topic, see
Reclaiming the Bible
as Literature,”
by Louis A. Markos.

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