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.
|The Way of Life by Abandonment: Emerson's Impersonal||p. 3|
|Paths of Coherence through Emerson's Philosophy: The Case of "Nominalist and Realist"||p. 41|
|Brain Walks: Emerson on Thinking||p. 59|
|Rethinking The Political|
|The Guano of History||p. 101|
|"Experience," Antislavery, and the Crisis of Emersonianism||p. 131|
|Reading Emerson, in Other Times: On a Politics of Solitude and an Ethics of Risk||p. 167|
|Emerson, Skepticism, and Politics||p. 201|
|Emerson, or Man Thinking||p. 229|
|Emerson's Adjacencies: Radical Empiricism in Nature||p. 251|
|"The Eye Is the First Circle": Emerson's "Romanticism," Cavell's Skepticism, Luhmann's Modernity||p. 271|
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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