Emerson and Self-Culture

Emerson and Self-Culture

by John T. Lysaker


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253219718
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Series: American Philosophy Series
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

John T. Lysaker is Associate Professor and Head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Oregon. He is author of You Must Change Your Life: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Birth of Sense.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

1. Taking Emerson Personally
2. The Genius of Nature
3. Reflecting Eloquence
4. Divining Becoming
5. On the Edges of Our Souls
6. Commended Strangers, Beautiful Enemies
7. Tending to Reform


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Penn State University - Vincent Colapietro

A subtle, probing, and insightful reading of an author who appropriately becomes more powerful, less familiar, and more challenging than the figure whom so many of us have perhaps presumed an all too ready and settled familiarity.

Emory University - Mark Bauerlein

A detailed propagation of Emersonianism, lively and sometimes personal in its prose, satisfying in its open, un—ironic commitment to a great precursor, and praiseworthy in its address to a topic that extends far beyond academic matters.

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