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RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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Department
English
Course
ENG2450
Professor
Bernhard Radloff
Semester
Winter

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RALPH WALDO EMERSON Intro: ­one’s own body is nature, just like everything else ­a sense of one­ness is used to overcome dualness ­science as an investigation of Nature that brings about the fusion of mankind and that nature Pg. 508: “The sun shines to­day also.  There is more wool and flax in the fields.” ­make your own experience Pg. 508: “Undoubtedly we have no questions to ask which are unanswerable.  We must trust the perfection of the  creation so far, as to believe that whatever curiosity the order of things has awakened in our minds, the order of  things can satisfy.” ­the order of reason corresponds to the order of nature (order = structure) ­science tries to figure out the unity in Nature Pg. 511: “There I feel that nothing can befall me in life,­­ no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes,) which  nature cannot repair…all mean egotism vanishes.  I become a transparent eye­ball.” ­all ego vanishes, detachment from materialistic, to function as seeing eyeball there has to be somewhere to  reflect light (can’t be transparent to see, oxymoron, we are limited in our seeing (what we can see) because we  are bounded by perspective but the transparent
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