Emerson and Self-Reliance

Emerson and Self-Reliance

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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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:
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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