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" Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater.... "
Essays: First Series - Page 46
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1092 pages
...pi. 2. 3 Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. . . . le, bk. 2, ch. 4 (1900). 10 Whenever there are in...uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882), US essayist, poel, philosopher. Essays. 'Sel (-Reliance" (First Series,...
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The Masterless: Self & Society in Modern America

Wilfred M. McClay - 1994 - 366 pages
...in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in...not realities and creators, but names and customs. . . . Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. . . . No law can be sacred to me...
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The Translatability of Cultures: Figurations of the Space Between

Sanford Budick - 1996 - 348 pages
...resembles no earlier critic of American culture more than Emerson. Emerson writes in "Self-Reliance": Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He...name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. ... If malice and vanity wear the coat of philanthropy, shall that pass? If any angry bigot assumes...
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Burning All Illusions: A Guide to Personal and Political Freedom

David Edwards - 1996 - 246 pages
...but to be real; only from this aim can virtuous lives and behaviour arise. As Emerson said so well: 'He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered...of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness.' 25 Like the Eastern sages, our society needs to grow out of its adolescent experimentation with inadequate...
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The Poetics of Fascism: Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Paul de Man

Paul Morrison - 1996 - 192 pages
...in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most request is conformity. ... It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs. Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist."53...
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On Self and Social Organization

Charles Horton Cooley - 1998 - 259 pages
...Emerson offers his calm, clear, and unmistakable counsel of self-reliance. "Trust thyself." "Whoso would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by...name of goodness but must explore if it be goodness." He does not say "follow your own instincts unless they seem to conflict with what the world recognizes...
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Transforming Privacy: A Transpersonal Philosophy of Rights

Stefano Scoglio - 1998 - 260 pages
...opposites characterizes Emerson's notion of self-reliance, defined as the power to be alone with others: The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion ... It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own;...
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Restless Nation: Starting Over in America

James M. Jasper - 2009 - 276 pages
...in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in...not realities and creators, but names and customs." Here is the familiar artistic rebellion against commercialism. But instead of calling for communalism...
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Philosophy, Revision, Critique: Rereading Practices in Heidegger, Nietzsche ...

David Wittenberg - 2002 - 288 pages
...in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in...request is conformity. Self-Reliance is its aversion" (E, 261). Solvency, by contrast, would be precisely a kind of monetary singularity; loosely speaking,...
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The Emerson Dilemma: Essays on Emerson and Social Reform

T. Gregory Garvey - 2001 - 264 pages
...company in which the members agree for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in...request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion" (cw 2 : 29). Indeed, Emerson goes on to point out, in his famous essay on the subject, that the would-be...
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