Emerson and Self-Reliance (Modernity and Political Thought) by George Kateb

By George Kateb

Ralph Waldo Emerson used to be an outstanding ethical thinker. one in every of his precept contributions is the speculation of self-reliance, a view of democratic individuality. in the course of a lot of his existence, Emerson used to be thought of a thorough philosopher, and his competition to demonstrated non secular opinion used to be scandalous. Emerson's deep dedication to individualism used to be on the root of his critique, and his articulation of individualism was once consistent, no matter if aimed opposed to the crowd brain or opposed to institutional constrictions. 'Nietzsche was once Emerson's most sensible reader,' and George Kateb offers an obtainable analyzing of Emerson that's pleasant to the pursuits of Nietzsche and to later Nietzscheans akin to Weber, Heidegger, Arendt, and Foucault.

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