Idealism in Kant and Coleridge
Given a vital contact with the daily life of man by his use of it as a constant moral touch-stone, it must yet be out of reach or his logic and his intellectual proving. If it exist in and or and for the soul, it may not be judged by mental or other methods, since they are not of its sphere .and are not valid there as a consequence. Immanuel Kant believed these things, saw them lucidly, and embodied them in a system of beautiful order and completeness. Samuel Coleridge beheld them poetically half-veiled as in a dream, and expressed them sometimes unconsciously and indirectly, sometimes plainly with almost inspired clarity, often ill and obscurely. This thesis represents an effort to amplify the foregoing statement, in the hope that some conclusion may be reached regarding the nature of idealism in philosophy and in literature.