top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
New Morning
Emerson in the Twenty-first Century
New Morning
Click on image to enlarge

Arthur S. Lothstein - Editor
Michael Brodrick - Editor
Price: $74.50 
Hardcover - 234 pages
Release Date: August 2008
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-7527-0

Quantity:  
Price: $31.95 
Paperback - 234 pages
Release Date: August 2008
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-7528-7

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary Read First Chapter image missing

Essays and poems explore the contemporary relevance of Emerson’s work and thought.

New Morning brings together philosophers, poets, and literary critics to celebrate and engage the ideas of the great American writer and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson’s legacy influences many areas; he was a champion of democracy and civil rights, a naturalist, an idealist, an artist, a writer, and a philosopher. Rather than focusing on Emerson in his historical context, this volume brings to light the ways in which Emerson’s voice and work still speak powerfully to the concerns of the present moment. In short essays and poems, some of America’s most influential scholars and poets—including John J. McDermott, Mary Oliver, Mark Strand, Robert C. Pollock, Gary Snyder, and Lawrence Buell—underscore the relevance of Emerson’s thought to contemporary issues as varied as the environment, race, politics, spirituality, aesthetics, and education.

“Like a series of gateways, these essays and poems seek the conditions of possibility for a new Emerson, one who provokes and witnesses a world as radically uncertain, displaced, and mercurial as our own, and as riddled with inescapable yet insoluble questions about teaching and ignorance, doubt and faith, reason, beauty, and the fate of nature. If each age must write its own Emerson, then this collection offers all of us the place to start.” — Laura Dassow Walls, author of Emerson’s Life in Science: The Culture of Truth

Contributors include Douglas R. Anderson, Michael Brodrick, Lawrence Buell, Deborah Digges, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dorene Evans, Len Gougeon, Bill Heyen, Paul Hoover, David LaRocca, Ann Lauterbach, Arthur S. Lothstein, John Lysaker, David Marr, John J. McDermott, Mary Oliver, Robert C. Pollock, Gary Snyder, and Mark Strand.

Arthur S. Lothstein is Professor of Philosophy at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Michael Brodrick is a graduate student in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.


Bookmark and Share


Table of Contents

Forever Young: A Preface
Michael Brodrick

Acknowledgments

Dancing with Emerson
Deborah Digges

1. Emerson: An Introduction
Mary Oliver

2. The Single Vision
Robert C. Pollock

Windfall
William Heyen

3. Spires of Influence
John J. McDermott

4. Teaching for Lustres: An Essay on the Emersonian Teacher
Arthur S. Lothstein

The Continental College of Beauty
Mark Strand

5. Emerson at The Gates
David LaRocca

6. Taking Emerson Personally
John Lysaker

Local Knowledge
Paul Hoover

7. Face to Face with Emerson
David Marr

8. Emerson’s Natures: Origins of and Possibilities for American Environmental Thought
Douglas R. Anderson

Shudder
Dorene Evans

9. Emerson and the Reinvention of Democracy: A Lesson for the Twenty-first Century
Len Gougeon

10. Individualism, Natural Law, Human Rights: Emerson on “The Scholar” vis-à-vis Emerson on Reform
Lawrence Buell

For the Children
Gary Snyder

11. After Emerson: Of General Knowledge and the Common Good
Ann Lauterbach

Letter to Lucia
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Contributors
Index


Related Subjects
47124/47125(LM/EM/SP)

Related Titles

The Site of Our Lives
The Site of Our Lives
Sense and Finitude
Sense and Finitude
Insight into Value
Insight into Value
Indeterminacy and Intelligibility
Indeterminacy and Intelligibility
Nietzsche as Postmodernist
Nietzsche as Postmodernist
The Political Dimensions of Aristotle's Ethics
The Political Dimensions of Aristotle's Ethics
Language and Liberation
Language and Liberation
Neoplatonism and Nature
Neoplatonism and Nature
Philosophy in Process
Philosophy in Process
An Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Religion
An Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Religion



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg