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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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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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Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences

Robert Frodeman - 2003 - 184 pages
...philosophers would spend roughly equal amounts of time out in the "field" and in teaching and writing. "The preamble of thought, the transition through which...from the unconscious to the conscious, is action." 10 Consider the way that Buddhism and Hinduism treat these questions. For all their differences (eg,...
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Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

Philip Cafaro - 2010 - 288 pages
...class may forget or forgo the need for action. But, Emerson reminds us, real knowledge depends upon it: "The preamble of thought, the transition through which...is action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived So much only of life as I know by experience, so much of the wilderness have I vanquished and planted,...
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Rethinking Nature: Essays in Environmental Philosophy

Bruce W. Foltz, Bruce V. Foltz, Robert Frodeman - 2004 - 357 pages
...des Geistes, 245. PART III. NATURE AND NATURAL SCIENCE Philosophy in the Field Robert Frodeman 'I'he preamble of thought, the transition through which...from the unconscious to the conscious, is action. —Ralph Waldo Emerson In addition to the scholar's study, philosophy also makes its home in the field....
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 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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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 pages
...Man Thinking "grudges every opportunity of action past by, as a loss of power," there can be no "true scholar" without "the heroic mind." The "preamble...action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived." Grounding himself on Coleridge's Latin axiom, according to which knowledge is contingent on vital being,...
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Contending with Stanley Cavell

Russell B. Goodman - 2005 - 216 pages
...or action, and to the shaping powers of the human mind. In "The American Scholar," Emerson states: "The preamble of thought, the transition through which...action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived." 25 Action, that is to say, is not just the result or the test of thought, but essential to its very...
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Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

Philip Cafaro - 2006 - 272 pages
...class may forget or forgo the need for action. But, Emerson reminds us, real knowledge depends upon it: "The preamble of thought, the transition through which...is action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived So much only of life as I know by experience, so much of the wilderness have I vanquished and planted,...
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Women on Campus: The Unfinished Liberation

George W. Bonham - 256 pages
...but it is essential. Without it he is not yet man. Without it thought can never ripen into truth.... Inaction is cowardice, but there can be no scholar without the heroic mind." • The antiwar movement, which bred, perhaps inadvertently, a skepticism about the warrior ethos and its relation...
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Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero

Len Gougeon - 2012 - 278 pages
...threshold of his public ministry when he told the young scholars at Harvard, "Inaction is cowardice . . . there can be no scholar without the heroic mind. The...action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived." 163 It is not enough, as he told an audience of young Transcendental idealists four years later, to...
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