The Other Emerson

The Other Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most significant figures in nineteenth-century American literature and culture-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 range 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 link him to the European philosophical tradition.
Contributors: Eduardo Cadava, Princeton U; Sharon Cameron, Johns Hopkins U; Russell B. Goodman, U of New Mexico; Paul Grimstad, Yale U; Eric Keenaghan, U at Albany, SUNY; Gregg Lambert, Syracuse U; Sandra Laugier, Universit#65533; de Picardie Jules Verne; Donald Pease, Dartmouth College.
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9780816667482
0816667489
9780816667475
0816667470
Characteristics: xxxiii, 317 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wolfe, Cary
Arsić, Branka

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