Self-reliance, and Other Essays
Essayist, poet, and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) propounded a transcendental idealism emphasizing self-reliance, self-culture, and individual expression. The six essays and one address included in this volume, selected from Essays, First Series (1841) and Essays, Second Series (1844), offer a representative sampling of his views outlining that moral idealism as well as a hint of the later skepticism that colored his thought. In addition to the celebrated title essay, the others included here are "History," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet," and "Experience," plus the well-known and frequently read Harvard Divinity School Address.
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Having read this book as an undergrad in the 1990s, I recently re-read it in order to teach it in my critical thinking class this year. I found "Self-Reliance" just as applicable to college students ... Read full review
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Although wordy and ambiguous at times, I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would -- especially since my American Lit teacher introduced it as "difficult, dry and hard to get through." AGAIN ... Read full review