Emersons Science of the Spirit: A Visual Interpretation of Emersons Natural History of Intellect Bruce Kirchoff

ISBN: 9780982271506

Published: February 1st 2009

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207 pages


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Emersons Science of the Spirit: A Visual Interpretation of Emersons Natural History of Intellect by Bruce Kirchoff
February 1st 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 207 pages | ISBN: 9780982271506 | 9.29 Mb

At the end of the first third of the 19th Century there arose in Concord, Massachusetts a uniquely American voice, a voice that changed the face of American intellectual life and inaugurated a new understanding of both man and Nature. At the sameMoreAt the end of the first third of the 19th Century there arose in Concord, Massachusetts a uniquely American voice, a voice that changed the face of American intellectual life and inaugurated a new understanding of both man and Nature.

At the same time as Ralph Waldo Emerson was beginning to transform the American literary world, the great environmentalist and nature writer John Muir was born in Scotland. Muir would eventually settle in California where he would become one of the main personalities involved in the preservation of Yosemite Valley. The synthesis of Emersons transcendentalism and Muirs natural theology was not destined to occur during their lifetimes. This book is a step toward that synthesis. It brings together the 1899 text of Emersons last great work, the Natural History of Intellect, with photographs from Muirs beloved Sierra Nevada mountains.

Quotes from the Natural History are matched with photographs to illuminate Emersons deeper meaning. Muir speaks through Nature, Emerson through thought. A commentary on Emersons text helps bring his thought into a contemporary context. We need the wisdom of these great men more than ever as we face enormous environmental and spiritual challenges.



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