Romantic Organicism

From Idealist Origins to Ambivalent Afterlife

  • Charles I. Armstrong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. First Articulations

    1. Charles I. Armstrong
      Pages 1-10
  3. German Idealism and Frühromantik

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
  4. English Romanticism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Charles I. Armstrong
      Pages 51-80
  5. Modern Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Charles I. Armstrong
      Pages 160-181
    3. Charles I. Armstrong
      Pages 182-186
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-233

About this book


Romantic Organicism attempts to reassess the much maligned and misunderstood notion of organic unity. Following organicism from its crucial radicalisation in German Idealism, it shows how both Coleridge and Wordsworth developed some of their most profound ideas and poetry on its basis. Armstrong shows how the tenets and ideals of organicism - despite much criticism - remain an insistent, if ambivalent, backdrop for much of our current thought, including the work of Derrida amongst others.


Coleridge English Romanticism Frühromantik poem poetry Romanticism Samuel Taylor Coleridge William Wordsworth Wordsworth

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles I. Armstrong
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BergenNorway

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