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Plastic Intellectual Breeze

The Contribution of Ralph Cudworth to S. T. Coleridge’s Early Poetics of the Symbol


Cristina Flores Moreno

Contents: British Sources of English Romantic Platonism – The «new» Romantic symbol – S. T. Coleridge’s concept(s) of symbol – The Philosophy of the Cambridge Platonists –Ralph Cudworth’s notion of plastic nature in The True Intellectual System of the Universe (1678) – The Reception of the Cambridge Thinkers’ philosophy in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries – S. T. Coleridge’s early poetics (1794-1798) – The Neoplatonic background of Coleridge’s Lectures on Revealed Religion, «Destiny of Nations», «Religious Musings» and the Conversation Poems.