Emerson and Self-Reliance

Emerson and Self-Reliance

by George Kateb
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742521451

ISBN-13: 9780742521452

Pub. Date: 04/03/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great moral philosopher. One of his principle contributions is the theory of self-reliance, a view of democratic individuality. During much of his life, Emerson was considered a radical thinker, and his opposition to established religious opinion was scandalous. Emerson's deep commitment to individualism was at the root of his critique,

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Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great moral philosopher. One of his principle contributions is the theory of self-reliance, a view of democratic individuality. During much of his life, Emerson was considered a radical thinker, and his opposition to established religious opinion was scandalous. Emerson's deep commitment to individualism was at the root of his critique, and his articulation of individualism was constant, whether aimed against the group mind or against institutional constrictions. '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)

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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