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Despite publishing the first novel in British colonial America (Samuel Richardson’s Pamela in 1744) and authoring his own fictional and belletristic pieces, Franklin repeatedly speaks of both science and cultural products as the means for improving the self and the masses.
In distinguishing among the primary and secondary imagination and the fancy, Coleridge seems to reiterate this idea by defining the primary imagination as “the living Power and prime Agent of all human Perception, and as repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM” (7:1:304). It is this synthesis of human perception with eternal creation in the formation of transcendent symbols that Coleridge finds unaccounted for in the mechanical nature of psychological associationism, even as he figures the most important system of symbols, language, as a kind of transcendent machine.
In fact, as Patricia Fara has noted, “one major function of electrical aethers was to account for God’s continuing involvement in the world. . ”12 Despite the broad rejection of Galvani’s animal electricity and Franz Anton Mesmer’s animal magnetism, this spiritualized understanding of electricity continued to provide a powerful possibility for associationists and others concerned with maintaining a philosophical defense of Christian moral responsibility within a materialistic, scientific worldview.
Aesthetic materialism : electricity and American romanticism by Paul Gilmore