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" In this distribution of functions the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state he is Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim of society, he tends to become a mere thinker, or still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking. "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 73
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 315 pages
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From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest

Anita Haya Patterson - 1997 - 272 pages
...[in society], the scholar is delegated intellect," Emerson writes. "In the right state, he is, Man Thinking. ... In this view of him, as Man Thinking,...pictures; him the past instructs; him the future invites" (Essays, 54). On the other hand, in "The American Scholar" Emerson makes clear reference to the specific...
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Narratives and Spaces: Technology and the Construction of American Culture

David E. Nye - 1997 - 224 pages
...the seer for the rest of society, serving as its "delegated intellect. In the right state he is Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim...still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking." In the Transcendentalist view, a child was less likely to be such a parrot, and as Twain later showed,...
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The Soul of Man, and Prison Writings

Oscar Wilde - 1999 - 224 pages
...shall not perish from the earth' (1863). people's thoughts: cf. Emerson in 'The American Scholar': 'In the degenerate state, when the victim of society,...or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking' (CWRWE 1 53). not conform: Emerson, in SR: 'Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist' (29 and passim)....
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Emerson's Ethics

Gustaaf Van Cromphout - 1999 - 182 pages
...to fulfill his duties as "Man Thinking," instead of allowing himself to be reduced to the level of "a mere thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking" (CW 1:62-63, 53). In a book produced by Man Thinking one encounters an authentic human being rather...
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Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy: Essential Readings and ...

John J. Stuhr - 2000 - 707 pages
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A Historical Guide to Henry David Thoreau

William E. Cain - 2000 - 304 pages
...splendors and defined the duties of a new intellectual identity. The scholar, Emerson explains, is "Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim...or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking" (Essays and Lectures, 54). In Emerson's view, society victimizes persons by prescribing soul-killing...
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Alexandria 5: Cosmology, Philosophy, Myth, and Culture, Volume 5

David Fideler - 2000 - 482 pages
...this distribution of functions, the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he is, Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim...thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking.54 Emerson identifies three primary influences on the mind. These are the world of nature,...
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The Scope of Our Art: The Vocation of the Theological Teacher

L. Gregory Jones, Stephanie Paulsell - 2001 - 263 pages
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