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The philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Joseph Urbas

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The philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emmerson
Title
The philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emmerson
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Joseph Urbas
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eng
Summary
"This study offers the first comprehensive account of Emerson's philosophy since his philosophical rehabilitation began in the late 1970s. It builds on the historical reconstruction proposed in the author's previous book, Emerson's Metaphysics, and like that study draws on the entire Emerson corpus-the poetry and sermons included. The aim here is expository. The overall though not exclusive emphasis is on identity, as the first term of Emerson's metaphysics of identity and flowing or metamorphosis. This metaphysics, or general conception of the nature of reality, is what grounds his epistemology and ethics, as well as his esthetic, religious, and political thought. Acknowledging its primacy enables a general account like this to avoid the anti-realist overemphasis on epistemology and language that has often characterized rehabilitation readings of his philosophy. After an initial chapter on Emerson's metaphysics, the subsequent chapters devoted to the other branches of his thought also begin with their "necessary foundation" in identity, which is the law of things and the law of mind alike. Perception of identity in metamorphosis is what characterizes the philosopher, the poet, the scientist, the reformer, and the man of faith and virtue. Identity of mind and world is felt in what Emerson calls the moral sentiment. Identity is Emerson's answer to the Sphinx-riddle of life experienced as a puzzling succession of facts and events"--
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1956-
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Urbas, Joseph
Dewey number
191
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1642.P5
LC item number
U73 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in American philosophy
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  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Philosophy
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The philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Joseph Urbas
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : listening to the "undersong" -- Metaphysics -- Epistemology -- Ethics -- Esthetics -- Religion -- Politics -- Conclusions : Emerson's unfinished world
Control code
1153341479
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781138351561
Lccn
2020018768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030301500
System control number
(OCoLC)1153341479
Label
The philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Joseph Urbas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 : listening to the "undersong" -- Metaphysics -- Epistemology -- Ethics -- Esthetics -- Religion -- Politics -- Conclusions : Emerson's unfinished world
Control code
1153341479
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781138351561
Lccn
2020018768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030301500
System control number
(OCoLC)1153341479

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