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A political companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson 1 edition

A political companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson
Alan Levine

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A political companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson
edited by Alan M. Levine and Daniel S. Malachuk

Published 2011 by University Press of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the new history of Emerson's politics and his philosophy of self-reliance / Alan M. Levine and Daniel S. Malachuk
Pt. 1. Classics on Emerson's politics
Emerson: the all and the one / Wilson Carey McWilliams
Emerson and the inhibitions of democracy / Judith N. Shklar
Self-reliance, politics, and society / George Kateb
Aversive thinking: Emersonian representations in Heidegger and Nietzsche / Stanley Cavell
Part 2. Emerson's self-reliance properly understood
Self-reliance and complicity: Emerson's ethics of citizenship / Jack Turner
The limits of self-reliance: Emerson, slavery, and abolition / James H. Read
Emerson, self-reliance, and the politics of democracy / Len Gougeon
Part III. The stubborn reality of Emerson's transcendentalism
Skeptical triangle? a comparison of the political thought of Emerson, Nietzsche, and Montaigne / Alan M. Levine
Emerson's politics, retranscendentalized / Daniel S. Malachuk
Emerson's transcendental gaze and the "disagreeable particulars" of slavery: vision and the costs of idealism / Shannon L. Mariotti
Part IV. Emerson and liberal democracy
Property in being: liberalism and the language of ownership in Emerson's writing / Neal Dolan
Standing for others: reform and representation in Emerson's political thought / Jason Frank
Emerson's democratic platonism in representative men / G. Borden Flanagan.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 451-461) and index.

Political companions to great American authors, Political companions to great American authors


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PS1642.P64 P65 2011

The Physical Object

xi, 487 p. ;
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0813134307, 0813134323
9780813134307, 9780813134321
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