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Byron and the Forms of Thought$
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Anthony Howe

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846319716

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846319716.001.0001

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‘I doubt if doubt itself be doubting’

‘I doubt if doubt itself be doubting’

Scepticism, System and Poetry

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(p.15) Essay I ‘I doubt if doubt itself be doubting’
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Byron and the Forms of Thought
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Anthony Howe

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319716.003.0002

This chapter considers the significance of philosophical scepticism – and the word ‘system’ – for Byron’s poetry. It argues that for Byron scepticism is not so much a philosophical position as a way of thinking that helps to identify the unique cognitions of the poet. Byron’s reading of Montaigne is put forward as especially significant in this regard.

Keywords:   Byron, scepticism, system, philosophy, Montaigne

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