The American Scholar
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October 24, 2014
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Emerson speaks more of how man should be seen as a whole, "The state of society is one in which the members have suffered amputation from the trunk, and strut about so many walking monsters, - a good finger, a neck, a stomach, an elbow, but never a man" (1610). Everybody sees the different parts of a person, but never sees the man as on entity...
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Everybody sees the different parts of a person, but never sees the man as on entity.
Thus, an "American Scholar" needs to have "Man Thinking" to understand this "One Man" concept. Emerson states at one point, "Books are written on it by thinkers, not Man Thinking; by men of talent, that is, who start wrong, who set our from out accepted dogmas, not from their own sight of principles" (1612)...
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