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" The preamble of thought, the transition through which it passes from the unconscious to the conscious, is action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived. "
Retrospect of Western Travel - Page 206
by Harriet Martineau - 1838 - 239 pages
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Dark Voices: W. E. B. Du Bois and American Thought, 1888-1903

Shamoon Zamir - 1995 - 294 pages
...it is essential. Without it he is not yet man. Without it thought can never ripen into truth. . . . The preamble of thought, the transition through which...is action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived. Instantly we know whose words are loaded with life, and whose not. This world, — this shadow of the...
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Pragmatism: A Contemporary Reader

Russell B. Goodman - 1995 - 317 pages
...••-. •••• •.' ' . .: '. :'. •.•>'•. V.. i role of action in scholarship or thought: "The preamble of thought, the transition; : through...conscious, is action. Only so much ' ., ' .;:.';.''.-'. do 1 know, as 1 have lived." The emphasis on "results" or "consequences," on the and the future, is characteristic...
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A Preface to Theology

W. Clark Gilpin - 1996 - 211 pages
...in the book but in the world, and the scholar drew vital energy from action in the world, which was "the preamble of thought, the transition through which...it passes from the unconscious to the conscious." The world was the "shadow of the soul," and active encounter with the world rejuvenated the soul, providing...
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The Fateful Discourse of Worldly Things

David Halliburton - 1997 - 428 pages
...the primacy of action and the development of thought from action, rather than the other way around: "The preamble of thought, the transition through which...from the unconscious to the conscious, is action." 4 My study happens to emerge during a pragmatist revival of sorts.5 But it also happens that it does...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century ...

Sacvan Bercovitch, Cyrus R. K. Patell - 1994 - 562 pages
...said: "Action is with the scholar subordinate, but it is essential. Without it, he is not yet man . . . The preamble of thought, the transition through which...from the unconscious to the conscious, is action." Yet in the late 1830s Emerson shed obligations faster than he acquired them. In the spring of 1838...
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Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling

James W. Sire - 2000 - 263 pages
...Man Thinking are to be put in action: Without it [action], thought can never ripen into truth. . . . Inaction is cowardice, but there can be no scholar...is action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived. Instantly we know whose words are loaded with life, and whose not.19 And again: "The mind now thinks,...
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The American Studies Anthology

Richard P. Horwitz - 2001 - 376 pages
...is essential. Without it, he is not yet man. Without it, thought can never ripen into truth. Whilst the world hangs before the eye as a cloud of beauty,...is action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived. Instantly we know whose words are loaded with life, and whose not. The world — this shadow of the...
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Conversational Learning: An Experiential Approach to Knowledge Creation

Ann C. Baker, Patricia J. Jensen, David A. Kolb - 2002 - 234 pages
...emphasize reflection as necessary to formulating informed action. Emerson emphasizes action as liberation: "The preamble of thought, the transition through which...from the unconscious to the conscious, is action." For BKW reflection precedes action, reflection implies action, for Emerson action precedes reflection...
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Understanding Emerson: "The American Scholar" and His Struggle for Self-reliance

Kenneth S. Sacks, Professor Kenneth S Sacks - 2003 - 199 pages
...is essential. Without it, he is not yet man. Without it, thought can never ripen into truth. Whilst the world hangs before the eye as a cloud of beauty,...is action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived. Instantly we know whose words are loaded with life, and whose not. The world, — this shadow of the...
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Minding American Education: Reclaiming the Tradition of Active Learning

Martin Bickman - 2003 - 182 pages
...aware of our subliminal, subconscious mental workings when we see them resulting in physical actions: "The preamble of thought, the transition through which...from the unconscious to the conscious, is action." (p. 60). One way to keep the process of learning, the activity of the scholar, from hardening into...
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