Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyRalph Waldo Emerson's Influence: An American Literary Tradition

  • Sun, 24 May 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    "In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts:
    they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty."
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Philosophy, in its purest form, should be about a love of wisdom. Unfortunately, it is often a field dominated by pedants, logicians, and empiricists. Yet we know life is scarcely described best through laws and technicalities. It is far too complex and marvelous for rigid deconstruction. Ralph Waldo Emerson understood this well. And he offered nearly two centuries of readers a loving interpretation of life, art, and the New World in which he lived.

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