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Emerson and Self-Culture (American Philosophy), John T. Lysaker
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Author Name:    John T. Lysaker

Title:   Emerson and Self-Culture (American Philosophy)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Indiana University Press 

ISBN Number:   025321971X / 9780253219718

Seller ID:   ING9780253219718

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How do I live a good life, one that is deeply personal and sensitive to others? John T. Lysaker suggests that those who take this question seriously need to reexamine the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson. In philosophical reflections on topics such as genius, divinity, friendship, and reform, Lysaker explores "self-culture" or the attempt to remain true to one's deepest commitments. He argues that being true to ourselves requires recognition of our thoroughly dependent and relational nature. Lysaker guides readers from simple self-absorption toward a more fulfilling and responsive engagement with the world.



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