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Reconstructing Individualism: A Pragmatic Tradition from Emerson to Ellison (American Philosophy (Fup)) Hardcover – 15 Feb 2012

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press (15 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823242099
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823242092
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 2.8 x 15.7 cm
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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

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James M. Albrecht is Associate Professor of English and Dean of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University.

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