Emerson and Self-Reliance

Emerson and Self-Reliance

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Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great moral philosopher. One of his principle contributions is the theory of self-reliance, a view of democratic individuality. 'Nietzsche was Emerson's best reader, ' and George Kateb provides an accessible reading of Emerson that is friendly to the interests of Nietzsche and to later Nietzscheans such as Weber, Heidegger, Arendt, and FoucaultThough I believe that self-reliance in its highest Emersonian form is a method of intellect, it presents itself memorably as a principle for the conduct of a whole life. In the essay, aquot;Self-Reliance, aquot; Emerson mingles reflections on mentalanbsp;...

Title:Emerson and Self-Reliance
Author:George Kateb
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2002-01-01


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