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
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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