Reconstructing Individualism: A Pragmatic Tradition from Emerson to Ellison (American Philosophy (Fup)) Hardcover – 15 Feb 2012
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"What emerges from these discussions of an Emerson-inflected pragmatism is a convincing narrative of the development of a democratic theory that both maintains a standard of public responsibility and accountability, while preserving the vital role of individual moral reasoning and moral choice in that process. I consider this a very important contribution to the history of American ethical and political thought. This book will have an immediate impact on Emerson studies."----David M. Robinson "Oregon State University, and author of Emerson and the Conduct of Life "
"Albrecht does a very good job of treating Emerson convincingly as a pragmatist precursor without losing sight of the complexity of Emerson's own prose and interpretive frames."----Joseph M. Thomas "Albright College "
Describes a genealogy of individualist ethics in Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James, John Dewey, and Ralph Ellison that departs from that of classical liberalism.----The Chronicle Review
Albrecht's thorough presentation of Emerson as a pluralist, relational individualist serves as a convincing backdrop for his reading of Pragmatism as an expression of a shared American individualist tradition.----Emerson Society Papers
About the Author
James M. Albrecht is Associate Professor of English and Dean of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University.
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An argument for reconstructing individualism, written by a professor ...
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An argument for reconstructing individualism, written by a professor in a language few outside the world of academia can decipher. If this argument was meant to persuade the masses, it's quite ineffective on a variety of levels, but if it's meant to further scholarship around individualism and to be read by other academics, the opposite is true.