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Summary Ralph Waldo Emerson was a nineteenth century American literary philosopher and the chief figure of the New England Renaissance. His work reflects earlier Anglo-American and European traditions of thought and was a significant influence on subsequent developments in American philosophy and American culture generally--where he and his writings are deeply rooted. 
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  1. The Influence of Indian Thought on Ralph Waldo Emerson.Shanta Acharya - 2001
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  2. Education: An Essay and Other Selections by Ralph Waldo Emerson. [REVIEW]Elizabeth Kemper Adams - 1909 - Journal of Philosophy 6 (17):471.
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  3. Emerson's Hidden Influence: What Can Spinoza Tell the Boy?Adam Adler - unknown
    Scholarship on Emerson to date has not considered Spinoza’s influence upon his thought. Indeed, from his lifetime until the twentieth century, Emerson’s friends and disciples engaged in a concerted cover-up because of Spinoza’s hated name. However, Emerson mentioned his respect and admiration of Spinoza in his journals, letters, lectures, and essays, and Emerson’s thought clearly shows an importation of ideas central to Spinoza’s system of metaphysics, ethics, and biblical hermeneutics. In this essay, I undertake a biographical and philosophical study in (...)
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  4. Review of David Mikics, The Romance of Individualism in Emerson and Nietzsche[REVIEW]Steven G. Affeldt - 2004 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2004 (9).
    All students of Nietzsche know of his profound admiration for Emerson’s writing. However, as Stanley Cavell has observed, this knowledge has mostly been repressed or ineffective; which is to say that the extent, depth, and specificity of Emerson’s influence upon Nietzsche has remained largely unacknowledged and unassessed. In the course of the past decade or so, owing in large part to the influence of Cavell’s own work on Emerson (and Nietzsche), this situation has begun to change. Emerson’s work has increasingly (...)
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  5. Review of Richard Eldridge (Ed.), Stanley Cavell[REVIEW]Steven G. Affeldt - 2003 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2003 (11).
    Including the substantial Introduction by Richard Eldridge, this volume consists of nine previously unpublished essays each of which focuses upon a single region of Cavell’s work. While the scope of the issues considered in the volume can be only incompletely indicated by listing the regions addressed, they include: ethics, philosophy of action, the normativity of language, aesthetics and modernism, American philosophy, Shakespeare, film, television, and opera, and the relation of Cavell’s work to German philosophy and Romanticism. The volume also contains (...)
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  6. The Immortal Fire Within. The Life and Work of Edward Emerson Barnard. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 1996 - British Journal for the History of Science 29 (4):486-488.
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  7. Limitation and Power: Emerson's Pragmatic Transcendentalism.James M. Albrecht - 1995 - Dissertation, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
    This dissertation challenges the widely accepted view that Emerson's thought shifted from a naive affirmation of individual power, in his early works, to a more sober focus, in his later ones, on the forces that limit the autonomy and power of individual acts. In contrast, this study maintains that Emerson's writings, early and late, consistently portray human acts as limited by both the cultural media with which they must be articulated and the material environment they strive to re-shape. Early works (...)
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  8. The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson.Alfred R. Ferguson and Jean Ferguson Carr Alfred Kazin - 1987
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  9. A Comparison of the Poetic Theories of Emerson and Poe.David D. Anderson - 1960 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 41 (4):471.
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  10. Emerson’s Schellingean Natures: Origins of and Possibilities for American Environmental Thought: As Naturezas Schellinguianas de Emerson: Origens E Possibilidades Do Pensamento Ambientalista Dos Estados Unidos.Douglas Anderson - 2007 - Cognitio 8 (1).
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  11. Revolutionary Shattering: Emerson on the Haitian Revolution.B. Arsi - 2015 - Télos 2015 (170):109-130.
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  12. The Other Emerson.Branka Arsic & Cary Wolfe (eds.) - 2010 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most significant figures in nineteenth-century American literature and culture-indeed, this collection argues, in the history of philosophy. The Other Emerson is a thorough reassessment of the philosophical underpinnings, theoretical innovations, and ethical and political implications of the prose writings of one of America's most enduring thinkers. Considering Emerson first and foremost as a daring and original thinker, _The Other Emerson_ focuses on three Emersonian subjects-subjectivity, the political, and the nature of philosophy-and range in (...)
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  13. The Death of Emerson: Writing, Loss, and Divine Presence.J. Heath Atchley - 2006 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 20 (4):251 - 265.
    When I cruise the forty-three television channels available to me (and that's basic cable), simultaneously being enchanted and disgusted by much that I see (a kind of Kantian sublime), I cannot help but think that the culture in which I find myself is less articulate than ever. For this situation perhaps the 43rd President of the United States could serve as a useful emblem—a joke that is all too easy to make. But such a diagnosis of the low standard of (...)
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  14. Composing the Moral Senses.Thomas Augst - 1999 - Political Theory 27 (1):85-120.
    This paper concerns the character of Emerson's philosophy and his ethical thought in its relationship to nineteenth-century politics.
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  15. George J. Stack, Nietzsche and Emerson: An Elective Affinity. [REVIEW]Babette Babich - 1994 - Philosophy in Review 14:55-57.
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  16. George J. Stack, Nietzsche and Emerson: An Elective Affinity Reviewed By.Babette E. Babich - 1994 - Philosophy in Review 14 (1):55-57.
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  17. The Philosophy of Emerson.Charles M. Bakewell - 1903 - Philosophical Review 12 (5):525-536.
    This paper concerns the character of Emerson's philosophy, and his general attitude toward life, in relationship to the human tendency to become isolated or compartmentalized, in view and attitude, by the specifics of work, career and particular perspectives.
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  18. Emerson's Transcendentalist Individualism as a Social Philosophy.Joseph L. Balu - 1977 - Review of Metaphysics 31:80-92.
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  19. The Conduct of Life. [REVIEW]Stephen Barnes - 2007 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 35 (106):37-38.
    Here H.G. Callaway offers us a new reading edition of the oft-cited, commonly-studies, and widely-enjoyed Emerson text The Conduct of Life. This edition provides an introduction by Callaway, annotations throughout, a chronology, a bibliography, and index, and modern spellings throughout. And it does its job well.
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  20. Retreat From Idealism: Emersonian Themes in American Religious Philosophy.Peter Herbert Barnett - 1970 - Dissertation, Columbia University
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  21. Spiritualité, authenticité et l'expérience ordinaire : la figure d'Emerson dans Les Sources du Moi de Taylor.Stéphane Bastien - 2002 - Horizons Philosophiques 13 (1):13-25.
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  22. David Mikics, The Romance of Individualism in Emerson and Nietzsche Reviewed By.Stanley Bates - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24 (4):274-276.
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  23. David Mikics, The Romance of Individualism in Emerson and Nietzsche. [REVIEW]Stanley Bates - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24:274-276.
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  24. Stanley Cavell, Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome: The Constitution of Emersonian Perfectionism Reviewed By.Stanley Bates - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (3):172-174.
  25. Emerson's Prophet-Poet Mythos: The Aesthetics of Emerson's Visionary Poetics.John Oliver Beaver - 1994 - Dissertation, University of California, Riverside
    Emerson's poetry since his publication of Poems in 1847 has been misevaluated, underrated, and to a large extent overlooked by critics. My dissertation endeavors to view Emerson's poems in the mode of his visionary poetics, so that Emerson's aesthetics and verse may be more thoroughly appreciated, and more effectively appraised. The dissertation addresses this argument by foregrounding Emerson's aesthetics in his changing view of theology in the early 1830's, and tracing his new First Philosophy to its epistemological extensions in his (...)
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  26. Four Americans Roosevelt Hawthorne Emerson Whitman.Henry Augustin Beers - 1919 - Pub. By the Yale University Press.
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  27. Absolve You to Yourself: Emerson's Conception of Rational Agency.James Bell - 2007 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 50 (3):234 – 252.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson famously warned his readers against the dangers of conformity and consistency. In this paper, I argue that this warning informs his engagement with and opposition to a Kantian view of rational agency. The interpretation I provide of some of Emerson's central essays outlines a unique conception of agency, a conception which gives substance to Emerson's exhortations of self-trust. While Kantian in spirit, Emerson's view challenges the requirement that autonomy requires acting from a conception of the law. The (...)
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  28. The Philosophical Background to the Fable of Emerson's "American Scholar".Sacvan Bercovitch - 1967 - Journal of the History of Ideas 28 (1):123.
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  29. Redemption and Utopia. Jewish Libertarian Thought in Central Europe. A Study in Elective Affinity.Michael Berkowitz - 1994 - History of European Ideas 18 (3):430-431.
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  30. Emerson and Christianity.Jonathan Bishop - 1998 - Renascence 50 (3-4):221-237.
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  31. Emerson Handbook. [REVIEW]J. L. Blau - 1953 - Journal of Philosophy 50 (23):702-703.
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  32. Emerson's Transcendentalist Individualism as a Social Philosophy.Joseph L. Blau - 1977 - Review of Metaphysics 31 (1):80 - 92.
    Much of the attention of recent students of American philosophy has been concentrated on the study of philosophers and ways of doing philosophy in the post-Civil War era. It is understandable that this should be so, for the problems of late nineteenth and twentieth century thought are still alive, still perplexing, in our own attempts at philosophic understanding. There is much, however, that is overlooked by narrowing our focus to what Max Fisch and his associates describe as "classic" American philosophy, (...)
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  33. Spires of Form; a Study of Emerson's Aesthetic Theory.Emerson's Angle of Vision; Man and Nature in American Experience.Joseph L. Blau, Vivian C. Hopkins & Sherman Paul - 1953 - Journal of Philosophy 50 (6):195.
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  34. The Orient in American Transcendentalism. A Study of Emerson, Thoreau, and Alcott. [REVIEW]Marguerite Block - 1933 - Journal of Philosophy 30 (23):642-642.
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  35. The Portable Emerson.Carl Bode (ed.) - 1981 - Penguin Books.
    This is a standard and useful collection of Emerson's writings--broadly available.
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  36. A New World Every Morning: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Contemplation of the Endlessness of Beginnings.Gino Dante Borges - 2003 - Dissertation, Purdue University
    As a prodigious American intellectual, rhetorician, and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson pursued many ideas. This dissertation examined one particularly significant theme in his writings: what I called "endings." A series of tragic and untimely deaths of loved ones caused him to take an extensive interest in the idea of endings. As for the literature that surrounds Emerson, some scholars have directly discussed his reaction to loss, while others have indirectly discussed a corollary theme, incompleteness. These studies overlook the extensive connection (...)
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  37. Pragmatikus Filoz'ofia Igazs'ag 'Es Cselekv'es.Jâanos Boros - 1998
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  38. Emerson in His Period.Percy H. Boynton - 1929 - International Journal of Ethics 39 (2):177-189.
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  39. Coordinates of Anglo-American Romanticism.Richard E. Brantley - unknown
    (Bibliography) Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-196) and index.
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  40. Coordinates of Anglo-American Romanticism Wesley, Edwards, Carlyle & Emerson.Richard E. Brantley - 1993
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  41. Ralph Waldo Emerson.Vince Brewton - 2003 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    In his lifetime, Ralph Waldo Emerson became the most widely known man of letters in America, establishing himself as a prolific poet, essayist, popular lecturer, and an advocate of social reforms who was nevertheless suspicious of reform and reformers. Emerson achieved some reputation with his verse, corresponded with many of the leading intellectual and artistic figures of his day, and during an off and on again career as a Unitarian minister, delivered and later published a number of controversial sermons. Emerson’s (...)
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  42. Nachweis Aus Emerson, Ralph Waldo: The Conduct of Life.T. H. Brobjer - 2003 - Nietzsche-Studien 32:443-443.
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  43. American Transcendentalism.Michael Brodrick - 2011 - In James Fieser & Bradley Dowden (eds.), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    American transcendentalism is essentially a kind of practice by which the world of facts and the categories of common sense are temporarily exchanged for the world of ideas and the categories of imagination. The point of this exchange is to make life better by lifting us above the conflicts and struggles that weigh on our souls. As these chains fall away, our souls rise to heightened experiences of freedom and union with the good. Emerson and Thoreau are the two most (...)
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  44. Emerson's Version of Plotinus: The Flight to Beauty.Stanley Brodwin - 1974 - Journal of the History of Ideas 35 (3):465.
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  45. Emerson's Philosophy of Aesthetics.Percy W. Brown - 1957 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 15 (3):350-354.
    As this writer reads him, Emerson's thinking falls into three loose and broad categories. He held soul to be divine, that intuition or divine spark within every man, whereby every man is capable of infinite growth. He regarded Nature as the lengthened shadow of God cast upon human sense, a kind of incarnation of some Divine Power here on earth. And he believed Deity ever near to man, and every soul possessed of access to Deity, not continuously, but at least (...)
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  46. Emerson.Lawrence Buell - 2003 - Harvard University Press.
    Buell has written an excellent intellectual biography of Emerson--which is especially good on Emerson's relationship to Thoreau. This is a book in the style of American literary studies and certainly of use to students of Emerson's thought in philosophy. "On the occasion of Emerson’s 200th birthday, Lawrence Buell revisits the life of the nation’s first public intellectual and discovers how he became a "representative man.".
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  47. History and Humanism: Readings in Kant, Emerson, Nietzsche.Lorenzo Zoran Buj - 1993 - Dissertation, University of Michigan
    All of Kant's thinking is directly or indirectly preoccupied with the question "What is Man?" Nowhere is this question posed with more thoroughness than in his lesser-known historical writings, of which the "Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View" and "Conjectural Beginning of Human History" are canonical statements. It is here that he enunciates a world-historical ideology of human progress. History is viewed as the universal march of reason, which is to say, the cosmopolitan advance of (...)
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  48. Emerson, Too Smart to Be a Philosopher.Nancy Bunge - 2007 - Philosophy Now 60:9-12.
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  49. Ralph Waldo Emerson.Robert E. Burkholder & Joel Myerson - 1984 - In Joel Myerson (ed.), The Transcendentalists: A Review of Research and Criticism. Modern Language Association of America.
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  50. Memories and Portraits, Explorations in American Thought.H. G. Callaway - 2010 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
    In Memories and Portraits: Explorations in American Thought, H. G. Callaway embeds his distinctive contextualism and philosophical pluralism within strands of history and autobiography, spanning three continents. Starting in Philadelphia, and reflecting on the meaning of home in American thought, he offers a philosophically inspired narrative of travel and explorations, in Europe and Africa, illuminating central elements of American thought—partly out of diverse foreign and domestic reactions and fascinating cultural contrasts. -/- This book is of interest for the contemporary interplay (...)
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