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Poetic ForcePoetry after Kant$
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Kevin McLaughlin

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780804791007

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804791007.001.0001

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Making Room for Reason

(p.105) Epilogue
Poetic Force

Kevin McLaughlin

Stanford University Press

This chapters goes back to Martin Heidegger's comment that “faith has no place in thinking” in order to suggest how the theory of poetic force outlined in this book may be understood to make a non-empirical place for believing in reason. Hannah Arendt's late lectures on the political philosophy implied by Kantian aesthetics are interpreted as providing an illustration of this point.

Keywords:   force, power, poetry, faith, political philosophy

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