Carroll, III, William M. Books

Dr. Carroll is an assistant Professor at Abilene Christian University. He obtained his Ph.D. from Marquette University.

Logic of Poetic Language
2011 0-7734-2550-0
This historical analysis examines the grammar of nineteenth century poetry and the ways it impacts modern thought. According to Carroll, grammar shapes the meanings that shape our beliefs and therefore our actions. Drawing on the philosophies of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and Cavell, as well as the ponderings of Kuhn and Gould Carroll argues that during the late nineteenth century, science shaped an authoritative form of grammar for poetry, which moved it away from a blend of poetry, philosophy, and religion. Carroll concludes that the mode of knowing offered in poetry is essential developing a peaceable coexistence in our current global culture.