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The Resource Emerson's ethics, Gustaaf Van Cromphout

Emerson's ethics, Gustaaf Van Cromphout

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Emerson's ethics
Title
Emerson's ethics
Statement of responsibility
Gustaaf Van Cromphout
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone knows that Emerson was a moralist, but what does that really mean? In an attempt to answer that question, Gustaaf Van Cromphout provides in Emerson's Ethics a detailed and philosophically grounded discussion of Emerson's moral thought. In this first comprehensive study of Emerson's ethics in the broader context of ethical theory, Van Cromphout explores Emerson's answers to what he considered the basic question facing any thinking human being: "How should I live?" Van Cromphout begins by examining Emerson's college essays on ethics{u2014}essays that reflect his response to the moral thought prevailing in his intellectual environment. He then discusses the mature Emerson's attempt to establish ethics on a surer foundation than the religion inherited from his forebears, showing that Emerson was influenced significantly by Kant's moral thought. He goes on to examine Emerson's search for a morally competent self in an age when the very notion of "self" was under serious threat. The ethical dimension of Emerson's politics and his theories of friendship and love, as well as the quest for a life worth living in the modern world, are also addressed. The last chapters are devoted to nature and literature. Van Cromphout explores Emerson's understanding of nature as a focus of ethical responsibility, and he examines the corruptibility of language, the ethics of self- expression, and the moral responsibilities of writers toward their audiences. Emerson believed that ethics permeated every aspect of human life. By examining Emerson's understanding of ethics and his contribution to ethical thought, Emerson's Ethics shows one of the truly great minds in American culture confronting issues of fundamental relevance to all human beings. Filling an important gap in Emerson studies, this book will appeal not only to readers interested in Emerson and his significance in American thought and literature but also to readers concerned with ethics and, more generally, with the interrelations of literature and philosophy."--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
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Van Cromphout, Gustaaf
Dewey number
814/.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1642.E8
LC item number
V36 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Ethics, American
  • Ethics, Modern
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Label
Emerson's ethics, Gustaaf Van Cromphout
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-176) 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 -- Beginnings -- Metaethics -- Self-realization -- Others -- Everyday life -- Nature -- Literature
Control code
40305665
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780826212153
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98050777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Emerson's ethics, Gustaaf Van Cromphout
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-176) 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 -- Beginnings -- Metaethics -- Self-realization -- Others -- Everyday life -- Nature -- Literature
Control code
40305665
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780826212153
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98050777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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