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AscentPhilosophy and Paradise Lost$
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Tzachi Zamir

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190695088

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190695088.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Ascent
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Tzachi Zamir

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190695088.003.0001

The introduction sets out the book’s main themes: a philosophical reading of Paradise Lost, in which the relationships between philosophy and literature, literature and religion, and religion and philosophy are examined. The book's guiding metaphor—an ascent—is explained. The introduction explains why previous routes by which philosophy and literature have been successfully connected before are less suitable for religious poetry. The book does not follow the “compensatory” model, in which literature overcomes limitations that hamper philosophy. Instead, the reading hopes to expose episodes of misalliance between philosophy and literature. Implications for interdisciplinarity are briefly discussed. The tensions between religion and literature in relation to beauty, knowledge, and the imagination are presented. Finally, some methodological clarifications are made.

Keywords:   philosophy of literature, religious poetry, aesthetics, faith, Milton

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