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" The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind. The laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass. "The visible world and the relation of its parts, is the... "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 34
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 315 pages
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Emerson's Theories of Literary Expressions, Volume 8

Emerson Grant Sutcliffe - 1923 - 152 pages
...speech is exemplified, Emerson believes, in the correspondence between ethical and scientific laws. "The laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass. . . .The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, 'the whole is greater than its part'; 'reaction...
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American Literature, Volume 1

Robert Shafer - 1926 - 758 pages
...significance but what we consciously give them when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts? The world ntemplation. And as I was walking there and looking...on the sky and clouds, there came into my mind so s dial plate of the invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, "the whole...
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Emerson's Essays and Poems: Selected and Edited with an Introd

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1926 - 376 pages
...significance but what we consciously give them when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts ? The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because...visible world and the relation of its parts, is the dial plate of the invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, "the whole...
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Selections from the Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1926 - 380 pages
...as» emblems of our thoughts? The world is emblematic. Parts \\ of speech are metaphors, becaugg_the whole of nature is a ' metaphor of the human mind. The laws of moral nature anuwer Lo thuMj'Cf matter as face to face in a glass. "The visible world and the relation of its parts,...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Josephine Miles - 1964 - 48 pages
...posture of the blade as it bends before the wind. . . . the whole of Nature is a metaphor or image of the human Mind. The laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass." Such scientific titles as "On the Relation of Man to the Globe," "Water," and "The Naturalist" alternated...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures (LOA #15): Nature; Addresses, and ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1983 - 1150 pages
...significance but what we consciously give them, when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts? The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because...visible world and the relation of its parts, is the dial plate of the invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, "the whole...
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Henry James: Fiction as History

Ian F. A. Bell, Ian F. Bell - 1985 - 188 pages
...office within a system whereby 'the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind' exhibiting how the 'laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass' or the 'axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics'.63 Emerson's willingness to employ metaphors...
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R.W. Emersons Naturauffassung und ihre philosophischen Ursprünge: eine ...

Thomas Krusche - 1987 - 380 pages
...Naturdinge werden nicht vom Menschen mit Bedeutung aufgeladen, sie sind in sich bedeutsam: "The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors because...whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind." (p. 21) Hier führt Emerson die für sein Denken als ganzes konstitutive These von der Entsprechung...
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Legal and Ethical Issues in Acquisitions

Katina P. Strauch - 1990 - 146 pages
...concerns in order to solve problems in this mutually troublesome area of serials acquisitions. The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because...visible world and the relation of its parts, is the dial plate of the invisible.” The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, “the whole...
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Toward Robert Frost: The Reader and the Poet

Judith Oster - 1994 - 336 pages
...object he beholds is the mask of a man" (W 8:9). To Emerson this human reader is absolutely central: " 1 Because ] the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind" (W 1:32); nature is there for man and his edification. Of this last, though, Frost will not be so sure....
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