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The Resource A liberal education in late Emerson : readings in the rhetoric of mind, Sean Ross Meehan

A liberal education in late Emerson : readings in the rhetoric of mind, Sean Ross Meehan

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A liberal education in late Emerson : readings in the rhetoric of mind
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A liberal education in late Emerson
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readings in the rhetoric of mind
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Sean Ross Meehan
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eng
Summary
"Recent scholarship has inspired growing interest in the later work of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) and a recognition that the conventional view of an aging Emerson, distant from public matters and limited by declining mental powers, needs rethinking. Sean Meehan's book reclaims three important but critically neglected aspects of the late Emerson's "mind": first, his engagement with rhetoric, conceived as the organizing power of mind and, unconventionally, characterized by the trope "metonymy"; second, his public engagement with the ideals of liberal education and debates in higher education reform early in the period (1860-1910) that saw the emergence of the modern university; and third, his intellectual relation to significant figures from this age of educational transformation: Walt Whitman, William James, Harvard president Charles W. Eliot, and W. E. B. Du Bois, Harvard's first African American PhD. Meehan argues that the late Emerson educates through the "rhetorical liberal arts," and he thereby rethinks Emerson's influence as rhetorical lessons in the traditional pedagogy and classical curriculum of the liberal arts college. Emerson's rhetoric of mind informs and complicates these lessons since the classical ideal of a general education in the common bonds of knowledge counters the emerging American university and its specialization of thought within isolated departments"--
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1969-
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Meehan, Sean Ross
Dewey number
814/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1642.E38
LC item number
M44 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Mind and American Literature
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  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Educational change
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Education, Humanistic
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A liberal education in late Emerson : readings in the rhetoric of mind, Sean Ross Meehan
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-168) and index
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Contents
Introduction: late Emerson and the recomposition of liberal education -- "Natural method of mental philosophy": William James's principles of pedagogy -- "Education": Charles W. Eliot's invention of the university -- "Poetry and imagination": rhetorical exercises in Walt Whitman's Gymnasium -- "Eloquence": lessons in Emerson's rhetoric of metonymy
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1051764043
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 176 pages
Isbn
9781640140233
Lccn
2018048426
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1051764043
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A liberal education in late Emerson : readings in the rhetoric of mind, Sean Ross Meehan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: late Emerson and the recomposition of liberal education -- "Natural method of mental philosophy": William James's principles of pedagogy -- "Education": Charles W. Eliot's invention of the university -- "Poetry and imagination": rhetorical exercises in Walt Whitman's Gymnasium -- "Eloquence": lessons in Emerson's rhetoric of metonymy
Control code
1051764043
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 176 pages
Isbn
9781640140233
Lccn
2018048426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1051764043

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