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Henry David Thoreau
David Herd

situating himself, for all his distance, in the mainstreams of Enlightenment and Romantic thought. Thus, if the problem that Kant calls forth is the unknowability of the thing- in-itself, and if that unknowability is a function of mind’s conditioned relation to the world — if reason, like money, alienates things — it’s as well, as Kant does, to take a look at what reason was brought forward to displace. To return, then, to the Critique of Judgement. Sounding: Henry David Thoreau 45 The idea of the good to which affection is superadded is enthusiasm. This state of mind

in Enthusiast!
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Jonathan Atkin

experiences if I choose to receive them.’83 On the death of Rupert Brooke, Forster had commented that Brooke’s ‘1914’ sonnets had been inspired by his romantic thoughts about war and not by his knowledge of it. If he had been spared to gain this knowledge, argued Forster, he would have expressed his thoughts with much greater ‘grim and grotesque realism’. As he wrote to his friend Malcolm Darling, ‘This war’s like the bible – we’re all going to take out of it what we bring to it’, adding that, ‘I, who never saw much purpose in the Universe, now see less’.84 In 1917 Forster

in A war of individuals