Kantian Journal

2013 Issue №1(43)

A. A. Fet and Kant’s stars-and-morals motif in Russian philosophical poetry

Abstract

This article maintains that the founder of the “stars-and-morals” cycle in Russian philosophical poetry of the 1840s is A. A. Fet. From the poems “I stood a long time without moving” (1843) and “To Le Verrier's Neptune” (1846) to “To extinguished stars” (1890), i. e. over half a century, Fet created lyrical miniatures under the influence of Kant’s and Schopenhauer’s  ideas.

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