Emerson and the Conduct of Life: Pragmatism and Ethical Purpose in the Later Work David M. Robinson

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Emerson and the Conduct of Life: Pragmatism and Ethical Purpose in the Later Work by David M. Robinson
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In Emerson and the Conduct of Life, David M. Robinson describes Ralph Waldo Emersons evolution from mystic to pragmatist, stressing the importance of Emersons undervalued later writing. Emersons reputation has rested on the addresses and essays ofMoreIn Emerson and the Conduct of Life, David M.

Robinson describes Ralph Waldo Emersons evolution from mystic to pragmatist, stressing the importance of Emersons undervalued later writing. Emersons reputation has rested on the addresses and essays of the 1830s and 1840s, in which he propounded a version of transcendental idealism, and memorably portrayed moments of mystical insight.

But Emersons later writings suggest an increasing concern over the elusiveness of mysticism, and an increasing stress on ethical choice and practical power. These works reveal Emerson as an ethical philosopher who stressed the spiritual value of human relations, work and social action.



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