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Blake Allen


German Idealism


English Romanticism

Subject area and speciality

Philosophy of Religion specialists:

A Philosophical Poetics of Beauty

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the relationships between imagination, aesthetics, and cognition. More particularly, I am interested in how this triad functions in the Romantic-Platonic reception of Kant's Critique of Judgement, and in Merleau-Ponty's oeuvre. At present, my research is focused on the metaphysical and phenomenological significance of 'the beautiful' in Coleridge's thought. 


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