- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: University Press of the Pacific (August 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 089875500X
- ISBN-13: 978-0898755008
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,345,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Of great men he said,"Nature seems to exist for the excellent. The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome. They who lived with them found life glad and nutritious..... We call our children and our lands by their names. Their names are wrought into the verbs of language, their works and effigies are in our houses, and every circumstance of the day recalls an anecdote of them."
It is interesting that of Emerson's great men two would certainly be in question today. Swedenborg does not have the followers in our day that he had in Emerson's. Napoleon today can be considered in these terms only if we are also willing to discuss the horrible aspect of conqueror- great- men and the millions of dead that come with the conquests.
Emerson a sublime argument for his conception of ' the great man', of the unique character who makes a gift to Mankind no one else has or can .