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    R. W. Emerson(Author)
Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1860 book, The Conduct of Life is among the gems of his mature works. First published in the year of Abraham Lincoln's election as President, this work poses the questions of human freedom and fate. This new edition emphasizes Emerson's philosophy and thoughts on such issues as freedom and fate; creativity and established culture; faith, experience, and evidence; the individual, God, and the world; unity and dualism; moral law, grace, and compensation; and wealth and success. Emerson's text has been fully annotated to explain difficult words and to clarify his references. The Introduction, Notes, Bibliography, Index, and Chronology of Emerson's life help the reader understand his distinctive outlook, his contributions to philosophy, and his place in American culture and society.

This collection of essays was published originally in 1860, just before the American Civil War. In it, philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson turns toward pragmatism and focuses on the practical application of ethics in everyday life. Students of philosophy and literature will enjoy these thoughtful writings from one of America's most celebrated authors. Topics include. . Culture . Fate . Beauty . Worship American poet and philosopher RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882), the "Sage of Concord," was a driving force behind the Transcendental Movement of the early 18th century and remains a major figure in American literature. His works include Representative Men (1850), Society and Solitude (1870), and Parnassus (1875). --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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  • PDF | 208 pages
  • R. W. Emerson(Author)
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (8 May 2017)
  • English
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  • By Old Ben on 7 October 2014

    I'm totally new to this author and have so far only dipped into this work. His connection to Thoreau (whom I've always found fascinating) makes him of peripheral interest to me. After a few pages I find that although he is in the same vein, he lacks Thoreau's conciseness and impact. In fact, the sentences don't always seem to me to develop a point. However, he was an important thinker and author who left us some memorable aphorisms, so I shall persevere in the hope that he will grow on me.

  • By Katdinsky on 16 October 2015

    This tome + Essays 1st & 2nd Series + Nature ( all in Kindle) are marvellous/ thought making works. I have read some of his work before.I recommend this to all, it and kindle are a marvel...

  • By TM Sellick on 21 January 2014

    I chose this rating because this book completely got me lost in my own mind, a definite must to anyone interested in Ralph Waldo Emerson.

  • By Matthew on 2 October 2015

    Excellent condition.

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