Emerson

(redirected from Emersonian)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for Emerson

United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)

References in periodicals archive ?
35) This Emersonian process of becoming, most directly addressed in "Circles," clearly aligns with the aforementioned relation between self and Reason.
Mailer's dilemma is Emersonian, akin to the one in which "Self-Reliance" begins.
We can begin to situate Endgame as a work that embodies and develops the idea of Emersonian moral perfectionism by foregrounding Hamm's "sense of disappointment with the world," the (possible) ethical impulses behind his desire to "un-create" it, and the ordinariness of what Cavell calls a persistently "divided self" (2005, 2).
4) Emersonian Transcendentalism also sought at a higher abstract level to restore a deep mystery and vibrancy to Christian faith and belief.
Greenham, like Arsic, concludes that Emerson departs significantly from Edwards, but this conclusion fails to account for ideas within "New English" thinking connate to Emersonian Transcendentalism.
Levine treats Shkiar and Kateb (and Russell Goodman) as representatives of a critical consensus that places skepticism at the core of Emersonian politics.
Compared with James's and Dewey's perspectives, Emersonian pragmatism presents a much less goal-directed understanding of what it means to live a life predicated on experimentation and open-ended thinking.
The volume opens with Cavell himself revisiting the concept and then continues through nine chapters discussing such topics as the persistence of the fact/value distinction, connections between Wittgenstein's "grammar" and Kant's "transcendental knowledge," the ways in which claims of ownership are made in contemporary education and their connections to the commodification of knowledge, the role of the aesthetic in philosophical education, and interpretations of Cavell's idea of Emersonian moral perfection.
The zeitgeist was encapsulated in the punk mini-creed 'Do It Yourself,' an Emersonian declaration of self-sufficiency and independence.
When her "I" is recognizably a version of the poet, the pull toward quotidian detail and personal history, on the one hand, contends with the lyric impulse to flight, on the other, to join a seemingly confessional nakedness with an Emersonian transparency, producing a complex staging.
It is to attempt Emersonian self-creation on a communal scale.
Miller's answer to this problematic vision of the isolated individual appears as artistry (a view that again infers an Emersonian perspective); however, the position of the artist is also one plagued with difficulty: "What is an Artist?
Hoagland's Emersonian desire to embrace "All"--he quotes "All natural fact is an emanation"--may account for his inability to end a series in three elements or anything near it.