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The Resource Emerson's liberalism, Neal Dolan

Emerson's liberalism, Neal Dolan

Label
Emerson's liberalism
Title
Emerson's liberalism
Statement of responsibility
Neal Dolan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
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Dolan, Neal
Dewey number
814/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1642.S58
LC item number
D65 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in American thought and culture
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  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Liberalism in literature
  • Literature
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Liberalism in literature
  • Political and social views
Summary expansion
Emersons Liberalism explains why Ralph Waldo Emerson has been and remains the central literary voice of American culture: he gave ever-fresh and lasting expression to its most fundamental and widely shared liberal values. Liberalism, after all, is more than a political philosophy: it is a form of civilization, a set of values, a culture, a way of representing and living in the world. This book makes explicit what has long been implicit in Americas embrace of Emerson.<br /> Neal Dolan offers the first comprehensive and historically informed exposition of all of Ralph Waldo Emersons writings as a contribution to the theory and practice of liberal culture. Rather than projecting twentieth-century viewpoints onto the past, he restores Emersons great body of work to the classical liberal contexts that most decisively shaped its general political-cultural outlookthe libertarian-liberalism of John Locke, the Scottish Enlightenment, the American founders, and the American Whigs.<br /> In addition to in-depth consideration of Emersons journals and lectures, Dolan provides original commentary on many of Emersons most celebrated published works, including Nature , the Divinity School Address, History, Compensation, Experience, the political addresses of the early 1840s, An Address ... on ... The Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies, Representative Men , English Traits , and The Conduct of Life . He considers Emersons distinctive elaborations of foundational liberal valuesprogress, reason, work, property, limited government, rights, civil society, liberty, commerce, and empiricism. And he argues that Emersons ideas are a morally bracing and spiritually inspiring resource for the ongoing sustenance of American culture and civilization, reminding us of the depth, breadth, and strength of our common liberal inheritance.<br />
Label
Emerson's liberalism, Neal Dolan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Progress -- Reason I, science -- Reason II, virtue -- Property, culture -- Reason III, skepticism -- Limited government -- Natural rights, civil society -- Empiricism -- Liberty, commerce
Control code
646813603
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299228033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646813603
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Emerson's liberalism, Neal Dolan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Progress -- Reason I, science -- Reason II, virtue -- Property, culture -- Reason III, skepticism -- Limited government -- Natural rights, civil society -- Empiricism -- Liberty, commerce
Control code
646813603
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299228033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646813603
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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