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Contrary Landscapes

  • Andrew J. Welburn
Part of the Macmillan Studies in Romanticism book series

Abstract

Although philosophers have long debated the relationship which subsists between mind and the world it perceives, as if this were something unchanging and immutable, a little reflection will show that our mind’s transactions with the world are inconstant, like our apprehensions of its beauty. At one time we may scarcely be aware of what is happening around us, abstracted in our own concerns. At another we may be drawn into intense involvement with our surroundings, as for example when we read a book intently, or scrutinise something that engages our whole attention, or when we cope with a situation where all our faculties are fully occupied. 

Keywords

Individual Mind Intense Involvement Poetry Critic Objective Awareness Instinctive Desire 
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© Andrew J. Welburn 1986

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