Sanford Budick Speaking at Swarthmore

Swarthmore College Departments of Philosophy and English Literature, with the Program in Interpretation Theory, present:

Kant and the Miltonic Mind

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Parpazian 324
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Speaker: Sanford Budick
Professor Emeritus
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
At key moments Paradise Lost represents a freely constructed condition of mind in which a subjective whole of experience is regained via gender reciprocity and the sublime. In its turn, such wholeness of experience makes possible acts of choosing for the good of being as a whole. And in Kant's capacity as theorist of experience he repeatedly focused on the dozen verses of Paradise Lost that are crowned by "Male and Femal Light" (VIII.140-152).