Harvard University Press, 2003-05-25 - 416 psl.
"An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man," Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote--and in this book, the leading scholar of New England literary culture looks at the long shadow Emerson himself has cast, and at his role and significance as a truly American institution. On the occasion of Emerson's 200th birthday, Lawrence Buell revisits the life of the nation's first public intellectual and discovers how he became a "representative man."
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... moral foundation to the self that would give the lie to our customarily short- sighted ways of choosing if only we listened to it . This moral self or " moral sense , " furthermore , he felt not simply or mainly as a check but as a ...
... moral philosophy than he did for those of epistemology . Yes- terday I was asked what I meant by Morals , " he writes during his first voyage to Europe . " I reply that I cannot define & care not to define . He notionally accepted ...
... moral utilitarianism and Kantian deontology or duty ethics- than like what is now called " virtue ethics , " according to which " how it is best or right or proper to conduct oneself is ex- plained in terms of how it is best for a human ...
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