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The Resource Reconstructing individualism : a pragmatic tradition from Emerson to Ellison, James M. Albrecht

Reconstructing individualism : a pragmatic tradition from Emerson to Ellison, James M. Albrecht

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Reconstructing individualism : a pragmatic tradition from Emerson to Ellison
Title
Reconstructing individualism
Title remainder
a pragmatic tradition from Emerson to Ellison
Statement of responsibility
James M. Albrecht
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"America has a love-hate relationship with individualism. In Reconstructing Individualism, James Albrecht argues that our conceptions of individualism have remained trapped within the assumptions of classic liberalism. He traces an alternative genealogy of individualist ethics in four major American thinkers--Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James, John Dewey, and Ralph Ellison. These writers' shared commitments to pluralism (metaphysical and cultural), experimentalism, and a melioristic stance toward value and reform led them to describe the self as inherently relational. Accordingly, they articulate models of selfhood that are socially engaged and ethically responsible, and they argue that a reconceived--or, in Dewey's term, 'reconstructed'--individualism is not merely compatible with but necessary to democratic community. Conceiving selfhood and community as interrelated processes, they call for an ongoing reform of social conditions so as to educate and liberate individuality, and, conversely, they affirm the essential role individuality plays in vitalizing communal efforts at reform"--Provided by publisher
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E7B
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Albrecht, James M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dewey, John
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • James, William
  • Dewey, John
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • James, William
  • Individualism in literature
  • Individualism
  • Literature and society
  • Philosophy, American
  • Philosophy, American
  • Pragmatism in literature
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Individualism
  • Individualism in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, American
  • Pragmatism in literature
  • United States
Label
Reconstructing individualism : a pragmatic tradition from Emerson to Ellison, James M. Albrecht
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn787845992
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unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (376 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823246595
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt132km6n
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787845992
Label
Reconstructing individualism : a pragmatic tradition from Emerson to Ellison, James M. Albrecht
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn787845992
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (376 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823246595
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132km6n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787845992

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