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References and Further Reading 1. The cultural milieu of Boston at the turn of the nineteenth century would increasingly be marked by the conflict between its older conservative values and the radical reform movements and social idealists that emerged in the decades leading up through the s.
Emerson was one of five surviving sons who formed a supportive brotherhood, the financial and emotional leadership of which he was increasingly forced to assume over the years.
Equally important to his intellectual development was the influence of his paternal aunt Mary Moody Emerson. Though she wrote primarily on religious subjects, Mary Moody Emerson set an example for Emerson and his brothers with her wide reading in every branch of knowledge and her stubborn insistence that they form opinions on all of the issues of the day.
Emerson would in refuse a call as minister to East Lexington Church but did preach there regularly until InEmerson married Ellen Tucker who died the following year of tuberculosis. Emerson married again in to Lydia Jackson.
In Emerson delivered his famous "American Scholar" lecture as the Phi Beta Kappa address at Harvard, but his controversial Harvard Divinity School address, delivered inwas the occasion of a twenty-nine year breach with the university and signaled his divergence from even the liberal theological currents of Cambridge.
Compelled by financial necessity to undertake a career on the lecture circuit, Emerson began lecturing in earnest in and kept a demanding public schedule until First Series was published infollowed by Essays: InEmerson also purchased the land on the shore of Walden Pond where he was to allow the naturalist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau to build a cabin the following year.
While sympathetic to the experimental collective at Brook Farm, Emerson declined urgent appeals to join the group and maintained his own household in Concord with Lydia and their growing family.
Emerson attempted to create his own community of kindred spirits, however, assembling in the neighborhood of Concord a group of writers including Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, the social thinker Margaret Fuller, the reformer Bronson Alcott, and the poet Ellery Channing.
English Traits was inspired by a trip to Britain during By the s, Emerson was an outspoken advocate of abolition in lectures across New England and the Midwest and continued lecturing widely on a number of different topics—eighty lectures in alone.
Emerson spent the final years of his life peacefully but without full use of his faculties. He died of pneumonia in at his home in Concord. Major Works As a philosopher, Emerson primarily makes use of two forms, the essay and the public address or lecture.
His career began, however, with a short book, Nature, published anonymously in Nature touches on many of the ideas to which he would return to again and again over his lifetime, most significantly the perspective that nature serves as an intermediary between human experience and what lies beyond nature.
Emerson invokes the "transparent eye-ball" to describe the loss of individuation in the experience of nature, where there is no seer, only seeing: While Emerson characterizes traversing the common with mystical language, it is also importantly a matter of knowledge.
The unity of nature is the unity of variety, and "each particle is a microcosm. Man ought to live in a original relation to the universe, an assault on convention he repeats in various formulas throughout his life; however, "man is the dwarf of himself.
Emerson begins with a familiar critique of American and particularly New England culture by asserting that Americans were "a people too busy to give to letters any more.wordburn (wûrd'bûrn) n.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson. (–). Essays and English Traits. The Harvard Classics. – Essays: For common gifts, necessity makes pertinences and beauty every day, and one is glad when an imperative leaves him no option, since if the man at the door have no shoes, you have not to consider whether you could procure him a paint-box.
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