Emerson: Political Writings

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Kenneth S. Sacks
Cambridge University Press, 22/05/2008 - 237 páginas
Ralph Waldo Emerson is the central figure in American political thought. Until recently, his vast influence was most often measured by its impact on literature, philosophy and aesthetics. In particular, Emerson is largely responsible for introducing idealism into America in the form of living one's life self-reliantly. But in the past few decades, critics have increasingly come to realize that Emerson played a key role in abolitionism and other social movements around the time of the American Civil War. This selection for Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought highlights not only Emerson's practical political involvement, but also examines the philosophical basis of his political writings. All of the usual series features are included, with a concise introduction, notes for further reading, chronology and apparatus designed to assist undergraduate and graduate readers studying this greatest of American thinkers for the first time.
 

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11
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29
Secção 3_
45
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Secção 5_
49
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Secção 7_
75
Secção 8_
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Secção 12_
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Secção 13_
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Secção 14_
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Secção 15_
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Secção 16_
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Secção 17_
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Secção 18_
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Secção 19_
191

Secção 9_
101
Secção 10_
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Secção 11_
127
Secção 20_
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Secção 21_
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Secção 22_
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Página 14 - Each age, it is found, must write its own books ; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding. The books of an older period will not fit this. Yet hence arises a grave mischief. The sacredness which attaches to the act of creation, — the act of thought, — is instantly transferred to the record.
Página 17 - Of course, there is a portion of reading quite indispensable to a wise man. History and exact science he must learn by laborious reading. Colleges, in like manner, have their indispensable office, - to teach elements. But they can only highly serve us, when they aim not to drill, but to create; when they gather from far every ray of various genius to their hospitable halls, and, by the concentrated fires, set the hearts of their youth on flame.

Acerca do autor (2008)

Kenneth Sacks is Professor of History at Brown University.

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