Emerson and the Conduct of Life : Pragmatism and Ethical Purpose in the Later Work (Paperback)

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Robinson discusses each of Emerson''s major later works noting their increasing orientation to a philosophy of the ''conduct of life''.


Publisher Cambridge University Press
Mfg Part# 9780521101318
SKU 209879117
Format Paperback
ISBN10 052110131X
Release Date 2/1/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
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Editors Note In Emerson and the Conduct of Life, David M. Robinson describes Ralph Waldo Emerson's evolution from mystic to pragmatist, stressing the importance of Emerson's undervalued later writing. Emerson's reputation has rested on the addresses and essays of the 1830s and 1840s, in which he propounded a version of transcendental idealism, and memorably portrayed moments of mystical insight. But Emerson's later writings suggest an increasing concern over the elusiveness of mysticism, and an increasing stress on ethical choice and practical power. These works reveal Emerson as an ethical philosopher who stressed the spiritual value of human relations, work and social action.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0248
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Part 70

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