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The Other Emerson - Branka Arsic

The Other Emerson

By: Branka Arsic (Editor), Cary Wolfe (Editor)

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Published: 5th November 2010
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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, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne; Donald Pease, Dartmouth College.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Rethinking Subjectivity
The Way of Life by Abandonment: Emerson's Impersonalp. 3
Paths of Coherence through Emerson's Philosophy: The Case of "Nominalist and Realist"p. 41
Brain Walks: Emerson on Thinkingp. 59
Rethinking The Political
The Guano of Historyp. 101
"Experience," Antislavery, and the Crisis of Emersonianismp. 131
Reading Emerson, in Other Times: On a Politics of Solitude and an Ethics of Riskp. 167
Emerson, Skepticism, and Politicsp. 201
Rethinking Philosophy
Emerson, or Man Thinkingp. 229
Emerson's Adjacencies: Radical Empiricism in Naturep. 251
"The Eye Is the First Circle": Emerson's "Romanticism," Cavell's Skepticism, Luhmann's Modernityp. 271
Afterwordp. 301
Contributorsp. 307
Indexp. 311
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ISBN: 9780816667482
ISBN-10: 0816667489
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 5th November 2010
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.41