Emerson and Self-Reliance

Emerson and Self-Reliance

by George Kateb
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803938675

ISBN-13: 9780803938670

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

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:
9780803938670
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Modernity and Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
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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