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The Ancient Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry Hardcover – January 31, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1107000322 ISBN-10: 1107000327 Edition: Reissue

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (January 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107000327
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107000322
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,156,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Drawing on the work of a wide range of thinkers throughout the history of western philosophy, Raymond Barfield explores the pervasiveness of poetry's impact on philosophy and, conversely, how philosophy has sometimes resisted or denied poetry's influence. This new perspective provides an illuminating way of reading philosophy that can be extended and applied to other philosophers.

About the Author

Raymond Barfield is currently an associate professor in the Schools of Divinity, Nursing and Medicine at Duke University.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Interested on June 14, 2011
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Finally, a modern-day author has recognised clearly and defined beautifully the undeniable and magical relationship between poetry & philosophy. The fact that this has been done in such a philosophically poetic style speaks volumes about the author.
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Raymond Barfield is a pediatric oncologist and palliative care physician at Duke University. He also teaches philosophy at Duke Divinity School.