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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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Voyages of the Self : Pairs, Parallels, and Patterns in American Art and ...

Barbara Novak Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of Art History Barnard College and Columbia University - 2007 - 256 pages
...orderly control of his own transcendent entry into a larger universe, where, as Emerson has reminded us "The laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass."51 These surfaces too are glass-like. The luminist painter, like Emerson's poet "turns the world...
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Neopragmatism and Theological Reason

G. W. Kimura - 2007 - 167 pages
...Emerson, in 'radical correspondence'. The universe itself is 'emblematic', not just words and grammar. 'Parts of speech are metaphors because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind'.14 Transparency reveals that language is an operation of nature. This 'radical correspondence'...
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Emerson: Political Writings

Kenneth S. Sacks - 2008 - 237 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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