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The Rift in The LuteAttuning Poetry and Philosophy$
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Maximilian de Gaynesford

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198797265

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797265.001.0001

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Responsibility

Responsibility

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(p.107) 7 Responsibility
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The Rift in The Lute
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Maximilian de Gaynesford

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797265.003.0008

Taking an action-orientated approach requires denying what unites philosophers and poets-critics: the idea that poetry is somehow exempt from issues of responsibility and commitment. But it is necessary to correct false assumptions here anyway; the seriousness of poetry is at stake. Such correction is also illuminating, since it helps explain familiar forms of anxieties experienced by poets. And, finally, such correction is hopeful. For if poetry is not exempt from issues of responsibility, philosophy can lift its restriction and embrace poetry within its range of inquiries. This opens philosophy to fresh new evidence of the workings of language and opens poetry and its criticism to the resources of a speech act approach. In short, it makes the attuning of poetry and philosophy possible.

Keywords:   Smart, Hill, responsibility, commitment, Austin, serious, Empson, Raine, Roy Fisher, Chaucer-type

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