Reconstructing Individualism: A Pragmatic Tradition From Emerson to Ellison

Fordham University Press (2012)
Introduction : "Individualism has never been tried": toward a pragmatic individualism -- Pt. 1. Emerson -- What's the use of reading Emerson pragmatically?: the example of William James -- "Let us have worse cotton and better men": Emerson's ethics of self-culture -- Pt. 2. Pragmatism: James and Dewey -- "Moments in the world's salvation": James's pragmatic individualism -- Character and community: Dewey's model of moral selfhood -- "The local is the ultimate universal": Dewey on reconstructing individuality and community -- Pt. 3. A tragic-comic ethics in the Emersonian vein: Kenneth Burke and Ralph Ellison -- "Saying 'yes' and saying 'no'": individualist ethics in Ellison and Burke.
Keywords Philosophy, American  Philosophy, American  Literature and society  Individualism History  Individualism in literature  Pragmatism in literature  PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Pragmatism  PHILOSOPHY / Political
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