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Milton Among the Philosophers: Poetry and Materialism in Seventeenth-Century England Stephen M. Fallon

Milton Among the Philosophers: Poetry and Materialism in Seventeenth-Century England

Stephen M. Fallon

Published April 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780801473678
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While Johnson charged that Milton unhappily perplexed his poetry with his philosophy, Stephen M. Fallon argues that the relationship between Miltons philosophy and the poetry of Paradise Lost is a happy one. The author examines Miltons thought inMoreWhile Johnson charged that Milton unhappily perplexed his poetry with his philosophy, Stephen M. Fallon argues that the relationship between Miltons philosophy and the poetry of Paradise Lost is a happy one. The author examines Miltons thought in light of the competing philosophical systems that filled the vacuum left by the repudiation of Aristotle in the seventeenth century. In what has become the classic account of Miltons animist materialism, Fallon revises our understanding of Miltons philosophical sophistication. The book offers a new interpretation of the War in Heaven in Paradise Lost as a clash of metaphysical systems, with free will hanging in the balance.