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The Other Emerson
     

The Other Emerson

by Branka Arsic (Editor), Donald E. Pease (Contribution by), Eduardo Cadava (Contribution by), Russell B. Goodman (Contribution by), Cary Wolfe (Editor)
 

Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most significant figures in nineteenth-century American literature and culture-and indeed, this collection argues, in the history of philosophy. The Other Emerson is a thorough reassessment of the philosophical underpinnings, theoretical innovations, and ethical and political implications of the prose writings of one of America's

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most significant figures in nineteenth-century American literature and culture-and indeed, this collection argues, in the history of philosophy. The Other Emerson is a thorough reassessment of the philosophical underpinnings, theoretical innovations, and ethical and political implications of the prose writings of one of America's most enduring thinkers.

Considering Emerson first and foremost as a daring and original thinker, The Other Emerson focuses on three Emersonian subjects-subjectivity, the political, and the nature of philosophy-and ranges in topic from Emerson's relationships to slavery and mourning to his place in the development of Romanticism as reread by contemporary systems theory. It is Emerson's appreciation of truth's instability that links him to the European philosophical tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816667482
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Branka Arsic is associate professor of American literature at the University at Albany, SUNY.
Cary Wolfe is Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice University.
Stanley Cavell is the Walter M. Cabot Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University.

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