Monday, April 7, 2014

Emily Brontë, Philosopher

We're adding literary lights to our Study Abroad course itinerary. Emily Bronte, for one:
"Enough of Thought, Philosopher; Too long hast thou been dreaming Unlightened, in this chamber drear – While summer’s sun is beaming – Space-sweeping soul, what sad refrain Concludes thy musings once again? – Emily Brontë (1818-1848), ‘The Philosopher’
As one who has spent many a summer’s day reading philosophy in ‘chambers drear’, I can empathize with Emily Brontë’s poem. For several years now I have made use of her poetry when teaching Introduction to Philosophy classes, in order to show that some of the deepest issues in this discipline can best be expressed in non-prosaic terms..."
Emily Brontë – Philosopher | Issue 90 | Philosophy Now

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