Abstract

Many poems in the tradition of Japanese haiku appear to exhibit what John Ruskin named “the pathetic fallacy.” A proper understanding of the philosophical framework within which these poems were created will show that this charge is unfounded because it relies on an overly stark separation of perceiving subject and perceived object.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 171-184
Launched on MUSE
2012-03-16
Open Access
No
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