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  • adj. Of or relating to Matthew Arnold (1822–1888), British poet and cultural critic.

Etymologies

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Arnold +‎ -ian

Examples

  • How strange, though, to find a thinker whom most of us would have defined as Arnoldian quarreling with western culture's traditional coupling of dulce and utile, "sweetness" and "light."

    Feminism and Literature: An Exchange

  • Bloom makes elevated claims for the value of poetry, but these are not claims for the utility of poetry in the service of "culture" as moral critics would define it nor an Arnoldian attempt to construct a version of literary history that isolates works of literature as "the best" of their kind.

    Principles of Literary Criticism

  • For Roald, of course, the latter was a splendidly romantic Arnoldian notion.

    Storyteller

  • I very much fear that the dissolution of Britain and a state of Arnoldian "anarchy", is on the cards.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • It's hosted by Michael J.W. Stickings, and he has a great mix of what he calls "politics, philosophy, and culture -- sustained by Socratic pretensions, Straussian undertones, and an Arnoldian dedication to human excellence."

    Branching Out

  • I'm skeptical about Stanley Fish's neo-Arnoldian vision of the classroom--a utopia of disinterestedness--precisely because we may unwittingly betray ourselves every time we step in front of the class to lecture.

    The Little Professor:

  • The expression is not, however, “new agey,” but Arnoldian:

    Creatures of the interlude

  • Once again, an effete Arnoldian holds up the pouncet box of theory while serious forms of oppression surround us.

    Foucault and the Hedgerow History of Sexuality

  • So the Arnoldian model that Sri Aurobindo advocated is still a darling of the 21_21 generation.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • An independent, non-partisan, and mostly liberal-to-moderate blog on politics, philosophy, and culture -- sustained by Socratic pretentions, Straussian undertones, and an Arnoldian dedication to human excellence.

    On Wednesdays he goes shopping and has buttered scones for tea

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