Kant, Shelley and the Visionary Critique of Metaphysics

  • O. Bradley Bassler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-262

About this book


This book addresses the philosophy of Kant and the poetry of Shelley as historical starting points for a new way of thinking in the modern age. Fusing together critical philosophy and visionary poetry, Bassler develops the notion of visionary critique, or paraphysics, as a model for future philosophical endeavor. This philosophical practice is rooted in the concept of the indefinite power associated with the sublime in both Kant and Shelley’s work, to which the notion of the parafinite or indefinitely large is extended in this book.


visionary poetry critical philosophy Kant Shelley sublime aesthetics

Authors and affiliations

  • O. Bradley Bassler
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GeorgiaAthens, GAUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77290-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77291-2
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