After Emerson

After Emerson

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John T. Lysaker works between and weaves together questions and replies in philosophical psychology, Emerson studies, and ethics in this book of deep existential questioning. Each essay in this atypical, philosophical book employs recurring terms, phrases, and questions that characterize our contemporary age. Setting out from the idea of where we are in an almost literal sense, Lysaker takes readers on an intellectual journey intothematic concerns and commitments of broad interest, such as the nature of self and self-experience, ethical life, poetry and philosophy, and history and race. In the manner of Emerson, Cavell, and Rorty, Lysaker's vibrant writing is certain to have a transformative effect on American philosophy today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11.68mm | 19g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253026008
  • 9780253026002

Table of contents

Where Do We Find Ourselves?
Not with Syllables but Men
Essaying America
Living Multiplicity: A Matter of Course
Emerson, Race, & the Conduct of Life
Reforming Ethical Life
Emerson & the Case of Philosophy
Abbreviations for Emerson's Works
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[T]he writing is stimulating, vibrant, challenging, risky, and fecund. Recommended. * Choice *
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About John T. Lysaker

John T. Lysaker is Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He is author of Emerson and Self-Culture (IUP).
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