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

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In the first part of the paper, I examine Stanley Cavell's suggestion put forward in his Carus Lectures of 1988 that Beckett's play can be read as a work which embodies and develops the idea of Emersonian moral perfectionism (1990, 3).
In the Emersonian theopoetic and theopolitical imagination, the journey to justice invites self-creation and social solidarity.
Emersonian Transcendentalism certainly emerged out of the tradition of New England Puritan Christianity by way of Unitarianism, and the Nashville Agrarians also embraced a strong fundamentalist Protestant/ Christian ethic.
The final essay in our current issue is David LaRocca's "In the Place of Mourning: Questioning the Privations of the Private," which is ostensibly about what Henry David Thoreau did with some of his mentor's ideas, but can also be seen as a demonstration of Emersonian 'resonance' or a sort of "elective affinity" as he influences other writers, from near at hand to far away, and from a younger contemporary to thinkers far in the future, including Heidegger and Stanley Cavell.
Levine treats Shkiar and Kateb (and Russell Goodman) as representatives of a critical consensus that places skepticism at the core of Emersonian politics.
An Emersonian address involves appealing to the autonomy of his interlocutors to occupy the rift between reception and expression, and thus to employ "the given for creating momentary experiences of excess" (4), thereby "transcendentally resisting" the power of any ideological system to totalize the field of representation.
A while back, 1 wrote on the notion of hedging one's citizenship and Emersonian self-reliance in response to the policy, and political disorder that seemingly continues to surround us.
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.
It is to attempt Emersonian self-creation on a communal scale.
Here he gestures towards Emersonian creative democracy; (245) his fidelity to experimentation and instrumentalism seems to involve an Emersonian "contemplative reflection"--as evidenced by his apparent vacillation between the justices' position and the position of the state legislatures--as well as "personal integrity and individual conscience as ameliorative agents for diminishing the effect of potential majoritarian abuses arising out of activist democracy.
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.
This chapter also gives us some new tools to understand Whitman after the publication of the first edition of Leaves of Grass, supplementing our cultural understanding of Whitman the Emersonian Transcendentalist, Whitman the Phrenologist, and Whitman the Temperance Advocate.
44) And in an Emersonian aphorism, he reiterates the infinitely absorptive quality of the senses: "Nothing that a man has ever reached by the highest flight of thought or penetrated by any probing insight is inherently such that it may not become the heart and core of sense.