Nature and Selected Essays

Nature and Selected Essays
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pages: 415
ISBN: 014243762X
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Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Edited with an Introduction by Larzer Ziff.

Nature and Selected Essays

Nature and Selected Essays
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pages: 388
ISBN: 1537056433
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Release: 2016-08-21
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid 19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays & correspondence and more than 1,500 public lectures and speeches across the United States. Ralph Waldo Emerson's essays & correspondence and speeches encompasses a number of subjects, never espousing fixed philosophical tenets, but developing certain ideas such as individuality, freedom, the ability of humankind to realize almost anything, and the relationship between the soul and the surrounding world. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote most of his important essays as lectures and speeches first, then revised them for print. This anthology volume contains Ralph Waldo Emerson's Nature and it also includes his first two collections of essays, Essays: First and Second Series which were originally published in 1841 and 1844 respectively. Nature, and Essays: First and Second Series represent the core of Ralph Waldo Emerson's thinking, and include his well known essays Self-Reliance, History, Spiritual Laws, and Love, just to name a few. In Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson puts forth the foundation of transcendentalism, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Whether derived from an Emerson speech, lecture, essay, or correspondence, this edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson's work is an invaluable literature compilation.

Nature and Selected Essays

Nature and Selected Essays
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0140390138
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Nature and Other Essays

Nature and Other Essays
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780486115573
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Release: 2012-03-12
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A soul-satisfying collection of 12 essays by the noted philosopher and poet who embraced independence, rejected conformity, and loved nature. Includes the title essay, plus "Character," "Intellect," "Spiritual Laws," "Circles," and others.

Selected Essays Lectures and Poems

Selected Essays  Lectures  and Poems
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780553213881
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Release: 1990
Editor: Bantam Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of the writings of this native-born American philosopher and poet, featuring such works as "Nature," "Self-Reliance," "The Over-Soul," "Cherokee Letter, and "Pray Without Ceasing"

Kant s System of Nature and Freedom

Kant s System of Nature and Freedom
Author: Paul Guyer
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780199273461
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Release: 2005-04-21
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The governing theme of this volume is the role of systematicity in Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy. Kant's System of Nature and Freedom will be essential for anyone working on the history of modern philosophy and related areas of ethics, philosophy of science, and metaphysics.

Nature Matrix

Nature Matrix
Author: Robert Michael Pyle
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781640092778
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Catapult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nature Matrix is a gathering of some of Robert Michael Pyle’s most significant, original, and timely expressions of a life immersed in the natural world, in all its splendor, power, and peril Nature Matrix: New and Selected Essays contains sixteen pieces that encompass the philosophy, ethic, and aesthetic of Robert Michael Pyle. The essays range from Pyle’s experience as a young national park ranger in the Sierra Nevada to the streets of Manhattan; from the suburban jungle to the tangles of the written word; and from the phenomenon of Bigfoot to that of the Big Year—a personal exercise in extreme birding and butterflying. They include deep profiles of John Jacob Astor I and Vladimir Nabokov, as well as excursions into wild places with teachers, children, and writers. The nature of real wilderness in modern times comes under Pyle’s lens, as does reconsideration of his trademark concept, “the extinction of experience”—maybe the greatest threat of alienation from the living world that we face today. Nature Matrix shows a way back toward possible integration with the world, as it plumbs the range and depth of experience in one lucky life lived in close connection to the physical earth and its denizens. This collection brings together the thoughts and hopes of one of our most widely read and respected natural philosophers as he seeks to summarize a life devoted to conservation.

Nature as Measure

Nature as Measure
Author: Wes Jackson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781582438931
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Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Catapult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An essential and timely collection of wise and compelling essays from one of the longtime leaders of the sustainable agriculture movement in America. Wes Jackson, “a well–known and admired advocate for sustainability especially as it relates to agriculture, has the rare ability to transform his convictions into captivating prose . . . Jackson’s thoughts are still as significant and profound as they were nearly 20 years ago” (Publishers Weekly) and can teach us many things about the land, soil, and conservation, but what most resonates is this: The ecosphere is self–regulating, and as often as we attempt to understand it, we are not its builders, and our manuals will often be faulty. The only responsible way to learn the nuances of the land is to study the soil and vegetation in their natural state and pass this knowledge on to future generations. “[A] small book rich in ideas” (The New York Times Book Review), Nature as Measure collects Jackson’s essays from Altars of Unhewn Stone and Becoming Native to This Place, presenting ideas of land conservation and education that are written from the point of view of a man who has practiced what he’s preached and proven that it is possible to partially restore much of the land that we’ve ravaged. Wes Jackson lays the foundation for a new farming economy, grounded in nature’s principles and located in dying small towns and rural communities. Exploding the tenets of industrial agriculture, Jackson seeks to integrate food production with nature in a way that sustains both. His longtime friend Wendell Berry provides an informative, contextual Introduction. “For those concerned about what will be left and how many billion will be starving in twenty years, this is a must read.” —Register of the Kentucky Historical Society “A good introduction to a thinker whose ideas on agriculture are radical both in their technical approach to food production as well as in terms of the economic, social, and cultural context within which it is practiced.” —Review of Radical Political Economics

Man and Nature

Man and Nature
Author: Giorgio Del Vecchio
Pages: 197
ISBN: STANFORD:36105043889935
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Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Emerson Selected Essays

Emerson  Selected Essays
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781101221808
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Release: 1982-04-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ralph Waldo Emerson believed that an appreciation of its vast natural resources would become the foundation of American culture. His assertion that human thought and actions proceed from nature, was a radical departure from the traditional European emphasis on domesticating nature to suit human needs. His philosophy is rich in common natural scenes of daily life, and expresses the inherent harmony between man and nature. This collection brings together 15 of Emerson's most significant essays, including "Nature", "The American Scholar", "Self-reliance" and "The Transcendentalist", as well as his assessments of Montaigne, Napoleon and Thoreau.

Essays First Series

Essays  First Series
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HN5EG7
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Release: 1852
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Nature

Nature
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pages: 74
ISBN: NYPL:33433074814173
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Release: 1849
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Nature and Mind

Nature and Mind
Author: Frederick J. Woodbridge
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0846206765
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Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pages: 880
ISBN: 9780307419910
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Release: 2009-09-30
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduction by Mary Oliver Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau The definitive collection of Emerson’s major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life’s work of a true “American Scholar.” As one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement, Emerson embraced a philosophy that championed the individual, emphasized independent thought, and prized “the splendid labyrinth of one’s own perceptions.” More than any writer of his time, he forged a style distinct from his European predecessors and embodied and defined what it meant to be an American. Matthew Arnold called Emerson’s essays “the most important work done in prose.” INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE

Upstream

Upstream
Author: Mary Oliver
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780698405622
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Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year! The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver. “In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.” So begins Upstream, a collection of essays in which revered poet Mary Oliver reflects on her willingness, as a young child and as an adult, to lose herself within the beauty and mysteries of both the natural world and the world of literature. Emphasizing the significance of her childhood “friend” Walt Whitman, through whose work she first understood that a poem is a temple, “a place to enter, and in which to feel,” and who encouraged her to vanish into the world of her writing, Oliver meditates on the forces that allowed her to create a life for herself out of work and love. As she writes, “I could not be a poet without the natural world. Someone else could. But not me. For me the door to the woods is the door to the temple.” Upstream follows Oliver as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her, and the responsibility she has inherited from Shelley, Wordsworth, Emerson, Poe, and Frost, the great thinkers and writers of the past, to live thoughtfully, intelligently, and to observe with passion. Throughout this collection, Oliver positions not just herself upstream but us as well as she encourages us all to keep moving, to lose ourselves in the awe of the unknown, and to give power and time to the creative and whimsical urges that live within us.

Essays Lectures

Essays   Lectures
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pages: 1321
ISBN: 0940450151
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Release: 1983
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gathers Emerson's writings about nature, beauty, language, idealism, history, love, friendship, art, and men

Evolutionary Naturalism

Evolutionary Naturalism
Author: Michael Ruse
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781134877621
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Release: 1995-02-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Medieval World of Nature

The Medieval World of Nature
Author: Joyce E. Salisbury
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780429584237
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Release: 2019-06-26
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1993, The Medieval World of Nature looks at how the natural world was viewed by medieval society. The book presents the argument that the pragmatic medieval view of the natural world of animals and plants, existed simply to serve medieval society. It discusses the medieval concept of animals as food, labour, and sport and addresses how the biblical charge of assuming dominion over animals and plants, was rooted in the medieval sensibility of control. The book also looks at the idea of plants and animals as not only pragmatic, but as allegories within the medieval world, utilizing animals to draw morality tales, which were viewed with as much importance as scientific information. This book provides a unique and interesting look at the everyday medieval world.

Selected Essays Poems and Other Writings

Selected Essays  Poems and Other Writings
Author: A. S. Byatt,George Eliot
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780141958729
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Release: 2005-04-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The works collected in this volume provide an illuminating introduction to George Eliot's incisive views on religion, art and science, and the nature and purpose of fiction. Essays such as 'Evangelical Teaching' show her rejecting her earlier religious beliefs, while 'Woman in France' questions conventional ideas about female virtues and marriage, and 'Notes on Form in Art' sets out theories of idealism and realism that she developed further in Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda. It also includes selections from Eliot's translations of works by Strauss and Feuerbach that challenged many ideas about Christianity; excerpts from her poems; and reviews of writers such as Wollstonecraft, Goethe and Browning. Wonderfully rich in imagery and observations, these pieces reveal the intellectual development of this most challenging and rewarding of writers.

The Reach of the Aesthetic

The Reach of the Aesthetic
Author: Ronald W. Hepburn
Pages: 185
ISBN: 1138726656
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Release: 2018-09-30
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This title was first published in 2001. This book focuses on the rich web of interrelations between aesthetic and wider human concerns. Among topics explored are concepts of truth and falsity (within art and aesthetic experience generally), superficiality and depth in aesthetic appreciation of nature, moral beauty and ugliness, the projects of integrating a life, of fashioning a life as a work of art, experiments in the aesthetic re-working of the 'sacred', the role of imagination within religion and in our attempts to place and identify ourselves within the cosmos. The essays are both interlinked and distinct, allowing them to be read in any order, and providing useful themes for discussion groups and seminars. The author aims to arouse in the reader something of his enjoyment in unravelling the connections of ideas that come into view when one approaches aesthetics in its widest setting.