Emerson and Self-Reliance

Emerson and Self-Reliance

by George Kateb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803938667

ISBN-13: 9780803938663

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

During much of his life in the early 1800s, Ralph Waldo Emerson was considered as a radical thinker. His opposition to established religious opinion and to slavery was scandalous. It was Emerson's deep commitment to individualism that is at the root of his disdain. His articulation of individualism is constant, whether aimed against the group mind or institutional

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During much of his life in the early 1800s, Ralph Waldo Emerson was considered as a radical thinker. His opposition to established religious opinion and to slavery was scandalous. It was Emerson's deep commitment to individualism that is at the root of his disdain. His articulation of individualism is constant, whether aimed against the group mind or institutional constrictions. Kateb has written this book to bring Emerson into our conception of modernity. Kateb gives a reading of Emerson which is friendly to the interests of Nietzsche and to later Nietzscheans including Weber, Heidegger, Arendt and Foucault.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803938663
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Modernity and Political Thought Series, #8
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction
Preface to the New Edition
Acknowledgments
Key to Citations
Preface
1Self-Reliance and the Life of the Mind1
2Redeeming the Frustrations of Experience37
3The Question of Religiousness61
4Friendship and Love96
5Individuality and Identity134
6Self-Reliance, Politics, and Society173
Conclusion197
Bibliography203
Index206
About the Author221

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