Emerson and Self-Reliance

Emerson and Self-Reliance

by George Kateb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803938675

ISBN-13: 9780803938670

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:
9780803938670
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Modernity and Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
953,081
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Self-Reliance and the Life of the Mind
Redeeming the Frustations of Experience
The Question of Religiousness
Friendship and Love
Individuality and Identity
Self-Reliance, Politics and Society

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