Introduction: Classicism and the Enlightenment
The value of interpreting the work of More and Norris in relation to such problematic terms as Metaphysical, Classical and Romantic on the one hand, and Renaissance, Enlightenment and Modern on the other, depends largely on assigning some meaning to the middle term in each of these series of abstractions. Since the field of inquiry is principally that of religious lyricism, there can be little difficulty about choosing the work of Isaac Watts as the embodiment of both classical aesthetics and the English Enlightenment.
KeywordsMiddle Term Distinct Idea Word Sentiment Social Degree Axiomatic Truth
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