Cosmic Philosophy in Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

Filosofía cósmica en Hojas de hierba de Walt Whitman

  • Luis Fernando Gómez Universidad Pedagógica Nacional
Publicado
2006-01-27

One hundred and fifty years ago, in 1855, Leaves of Grass was first published in the United States having several editions by his author, this unique poetical work became Walt Whitman's inspiring gift to America and to the whole world. As a tribute to the high creativity and the influential thoughts of this poet, this article intends to explore Whitman's cosmic philosophy in his poetry based on his insight of "the Ideal Poet", who is able to experience a sense of sacredness, a sense of timelessness and a sense of unification with the whole cosmos. His cosmic vision also provides an ethical teaching to the human race and reveals man's capacity to reach the divine.

Palabras clave: Cosmic philosophy, cosmic awareness, transcendentalism, Confucianism, unification, sacredness, mysticism, the Ideal Poet, Unitarian church (en)
Filosofía cósmica, conciencia cósmica, transcendentalismo, confucianismo, unificación, santidad, misticismo, poeta ideal, iglesia unitaria (es)
Luis Fernando Gómez, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional

Profesor del Departamento de Lenguas de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional.

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Gómez, L. F. (2006). Cosmic Philosophy in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass . Folios, (23), 81-89. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.pedagogica.edu.co/index.php/RF/article/view/10478

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Gómez, L.F. 2006. Cosmic Philosophy in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass . Folios. 23 (ene. 2006), 81-89.

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GÓMEZ, L. F. Cosmic Philosophy in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass . Folios, [S. l.], n. 23, p. 81-89, 2006. Disponível em: https://revistas.pedagogica.edu.co/index.php/RF/article/view/10478. Acesso em: 27 sep. 2021.

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Gómez, Luis Fernando. 2006. «Cosmic Philosophy in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass ». Folios, n.º 23 (enero):81-89. https://revistas.pedagogica.edu.co/index.php/RF/article/view/10478.

Harvard

Gómez, L. F. (2006) «Cosmic Philosophy in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass », Folios, (23), pp. 81-89. Disponible en: https://revistas.pedagogica.edu.co/index.php/RF/article/view/10478 (Accedido: 27septiembre2021).

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L. F. Gómez, «Cosmic Philosophy in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass », Folios, n.º 23, pp. 81-89, ene. 2006.

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Gómez, L. F. «Cosmic Philosophy in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass ». Folios, n.º 23, enero de 2006, pp. 81-89, https://revistas.pedagogica.edu.co/index.php/RF/article/view/10478.

Turabian

Gómez, Luis Fernando. «Cosmic Philosophy in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass ». Folios, no. 23 (enero 27, 2006): 81-89. Accedido septiembre 27, 2021. https://revistas.pedagogica.edu.co/index.php/RF/article/view/10478.

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Gómez LF. Cosmic Philosophy in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass . Folios [Internet]. 27 de enero de 2006 [citado 27 de septiembre de 2021];(23):81-9. Disponible en: https://revistas.pedagogica.edu.co/index.php/RF/article/view/10478

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