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

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Subjects: Democracy--United States--History--19th century
Democracy in literature
United States--Intellectual life--19th century
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882--Political and social views
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2011
Series: Political companions to great American authors
Political companions to great American authors
LC Classification: P, PS
Table of Contents: Series Foreword vii
Acknowledgments ix
Abbreviations xi
Introduction: The New History of Emerson's Politics and His Philosophy of Self-Reliance / Daniel S. Malachuk 1
pt. I . CLASSICS ON EMERSON'S POLITICS
1.. Emerson: The All and the One 43
2.. Emerson and the Inhibitions of Democracy / Judith N. Shklar 53
3.. Self-Reliance, Politics, and Society / George Kateb 69
4.. Aversive Thinking: Emersonian Representations in Heidegger and Nietzsche / Stanley Cavell 91
pt. II . EMERSON'S SELF-RELIANCE PROPERLY UNDERSTOOD
5.. Self-Reliance and Complicity: Emerson's Ethics of Citizenship / Jack Turner 125
6.. The Limits of Self-Reliance: Emerson, Slavery, and Abolition / James H. Read 152
7.. Emerson, Self-Reliance, and the Politics of Democracy / Len Gougeon 185
pt. III . THE STUBBORN REALITY OF EMERSON'S TRANSCENDENTALISM
8.. Skeptical Triangle? A Comparison of the Political Thought of Emerson, Nietzsche, and Montaigne / Alan M. Levine 223
9.. Emerson's Politics, Retranscendentalized / Daniel S. Malachuk 265
10.. Emerson's Transcendental Gaze and the "Disagreeable Particulars" of Slavery: Vision and the Costs of Idealism / Shannon L. Mariotti 305
pt. IV . EMERSON AND LIBERAL DEMOCRACY
11.. Property in Being: Liberalism and the Language of Ownership in Emerson's Writing / Neal Dolan 343
12.. Standing for Others: Reform and Representation in Emerson's Political Thought / Jason Frank 383
13.. Emerson's Democratic Platonism in Representative Men 415
Selected Bibliography 451
List of Contributors 463
Index 467
Additional Authors: Levine, Alan, 1961-
Malachuk, Daniel S
Notes: LCCN: 2011021731
ISBN: 9780813134307 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0813134307 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780813134321 (ebook)
ISBN: 0813134323 (ebook)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 451-461) and index
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
Physical Description: xi, 487 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 724674546
ISBN/ISSN: 9780813134307
0813134307
9780813134321
0813134323

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