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According to the philosophers of this group, natural language, far from being the
crude instrument the Positivists alleged it to be, provides the basic and
unavoidable matrix of all thought, including philosophical reflections. Any "ideal"
Goethe's Faust is in dramatic form and is sometimes even staged — but it is really
a philosophical poetic novel. Modern critics have described long poems such as
T.S. Eliot's Waste Land and Ezra Pound's Cantos as "philosophical epics.
Since World War II, as history drew increasingly on sociology, anthropology,
political and philosophical speculation, and psychoanalysis, the conviction that
objectivity could be maintained by a scholar dealing with the past came to be ...
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