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The whole extent of Carlyle's documented reading, including his reading of Scottish philosophers, is impressive. However, by comparison with his teachers and mentors and at least one of his friends, the extent of his reading of specifically philosophical works appears almost slight. As a young man, John Playfair (Carlyle's Natural Philosophy Professor) seemingly read a wide array of philosophers including, 'Locke, Leibnitz, Helvetius, Reid, Sextus Empiricus, Plato, Bacon, Price, Cudworth, Boscovich, Priestley ...

60 As it did so, late nineteenth-century critics seem to have lost touch with the category-defying diversity of Carlyle's literary output. Carlyle seems to shrink or ossify under the tendency of critical categorization towards the single rubric of prophet. Importantly, as this occurred, Carlyle's prophecy was taken as a test of the likelihood of his achieving literary permanence. Walt Whitman disagreed with Froude's claim that Carlyle would only 'take his place among the inspired seers' if his teachings or prophecies came to be fulfilled.

However, his texts' struggles with philosophical problems do not somehow mysteriously vanish under the enchanting hands of those pragmatists who take it upon themselves to re-shelve Carlyle's works as Literature. Given the recent resurgence of interest in philosophy in theoretically-conscious literary criticism, discussion of Carlyle's literary art increasingly attends to philosophical issues even if Anglo-American philosophers of the analytic tradition remain comparatively uninterested in Carlyle as a thinker.

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