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Essayist, poet, and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) propounded a transcendental idealism emphasizing self-reliance, self-culture, and individual expression. The six essays and one address included in this volume, selected from Essays, First Series (1841) and Essays, Second Series (1844), offer a representative sampling of his views outlining that moral idealism as well as a hint of the later skepticism that colored his thought. In addition to the celebrated title essay, the others included here are "History," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet," and "Experience," plus the well-known and frequently read Harvard Divinity School Address.
I already had an opinion before I bought it. Emerson requires much thought while read. Some will savor him, as do I. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jay H. Colborn
I only read the essay "self reliance" and already think it's one of the most inspiring book I ever read. "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chi Lung Tam
Emerson is not an easy read. One is constantly looking up the meaning of obscure words and the references to Greek philosophers and concepts. Read morePublished 3 months ago by A. Naamani