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Albrecht, James M
Reconstructing individualism : a pragmatic tradition from Emerson to Ellison / James M. Albrecht
1st ed
New York : Fordham University Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  B832 .A345 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Philosophy, American -- 19th century
Philosophy, American -- 20th century
Subject Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Philosophy
James, William, 1842-1910 -- Philosophy
Dewey, John, 1859-1952 -- Philosophy
Ellison, Ralph -- Philosophy
Subject(s) Literature and society -- United States
Individualism -- United States -- History
Individualism in literature
Pragmatism in literature
Physical Description xii, 376 p. ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction : "Individualism has never been tried": toward a pragmatic individualism -- Pt. 1. Emerson -- What's the use of reading Emerson pragmatically?: the example of William James -- "Let us have worse cotton and better men": Emerson's ethics of self-culture -- Pt. 2. Pragmatism: James and Dewey -- "Moments in the world's salvation": James's pragmatic individualism -- Character and community: Dewey's model of moral selfhood -- "The local is the ultimate universal": Dewey on reconstructing individuality and community -- Pt. 3. A tragic-comic ethics in the Emersonian vein: Kenneth Burke and Ralph Ellison -- "Saying 'yes' and saying 'no'": individualist ethics in Ellison and Burke
Summary "Explores the theories of democratic individualism articulated in the works of the American transcendentalist writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, pragmatic philosophers William James and John Dewey, and African-American novelist and essayist Ralph Ellison"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-370) and index
Series American philosophy series (Unnumbered)

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