Emerson and Self-Reliance

Emerson and Self-Reliance

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by George Kateb
     
 

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great moral philosopher. One of his principle contributions is the theory of self-reliance, a view of democratic individuality. 'Nietzsche was Emerson's best reader,' and George Kateb provides an accessible reading of Emerson that is friendly to the interests of Nietzsche and to later Nietzscheans such as Weber, Heidegger, Arendt, and

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Overview

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great moral philosopher. One of his principle contributions is the theory of self-reliance, a view of democratic individuality. 'Nietzsche was Emerson's best reader,' and George Kateb provides an accessible reading of Emerson that is friendly to the interests of Nietzsche and to later Nietzscheans such as Weber, Heidegger, Arendt, and Foucault.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742521452
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/03/2002
Series:
Modernity and Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

George Kateb is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Self-Reliance and the Life of the Mind Chapter 2 Redeeming the Frustrations of Experience Chapter 3 The Question of Religiousness Chapter 4 Friendship and Love Chapter 5 Individuality and Identity Chapter 6 Self-Reliance, Politics, and Society

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