Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 October 2009

264 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195384680

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Individuality and Mass Democracy

Mill, Emerson, and the Burdens of Citizenship

Alex Zakaras

  • Examines the nature of citizenship in contemporary mass democracy
  • Elucidates the ideal of individuality as grounded in the philosophies of Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Stuart Mill
  • Convincingly argues that the best solution to political apathy is to raise, rather than lower, our expectations of what citizenship involves