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" The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they, — let us hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward : the eyes... "
History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar - Page 157
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
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R.W. Emersons Naturauffassung und ihre philosophischen Ursprünge: eine ...

Thomas Krusche - 1987 - 380 pages
...Reihe verschiedener Ausformungen, so zum Beispiel der Unterschied zwischen "Talent" und "Genius" - "Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his", schreibt Emerson im "American Scholar" - oder die von Coleridge übernommene Trennung von "Imagination"...
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One Life at a Time, Please

Edward Abbey - 1988 - 225 pages
...first age received into him the world around. . . . It came into him life; it went out from him truth. Genius looks forward; the eyes of man are set in his forehead ... Action is with the scholar subordinate but it is also essential. Without it he is not yet a man....
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American Philosophy and the Romantic Tradition

Russell B. Goodman, Professor of Philosophy Russell B Goodman, Associate Professor of English Ross Posnock - 1990 - 162 pages
...forward looking is a link between Emerson and the pragmatists. "Genius looks forward," Emerson stated, "The eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead. Man hopes. Genius creates" (Ibid., 1:37). 19 ibid., 1:64. 20 Ibid., 1:65. 21 Ibid., 1:52, 70. 22 Ibid., 1:89. 23 Ibid., 1:82....
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American Lives: An Anthology of Autobiographical Writing

Robert F. Sayre - 1994 - 732 pages
...the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,—let us hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward...man create not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his;—cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative...
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The Films of John Cassavetes: Pragmatism, Modernism, and the Movies

Ray Carney - 1994 - 322 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...pin me down. They look backward and not forward." As a response to their pains, Ben, Lelia, Hugh, Rupert, and Tony each try to close up shop on who they...
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Uncommon Learning: Thoreau on Education

Henry David Thoreau - 1999 - 128 pages
...As Emerson writes: "The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they, — let us hold by this" (Essays, 57-58). Thoreau uses a cluster of images for this process, focusing on well-worn paths and...
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Alexandria 5: Cosmology, Philosophy, Myth, and Culture, Volume 5

David Fideler - 2000 - 471 pages
...worship of dead forms: The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they...forward. But genius looks forward: the eyes of man arc set in his forehead, not in his hindhead: man hopes: genius creates."' While this statement must...
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The American Studies Anthology

Richard P. Horwitz - 2001 - 376 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they...his — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative actions, and creative words; manners, actions,...
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Traversing the Democratic Borders of the Essay

Cristina Kirklighter - 2002 - 160 pages
...the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they—let us hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward and not forward. But genius always looks forward. (57) Emerson's "soul active" is ingrained in his perception of the American skeptic,...
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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
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...down. They look backward and not forward. But genius always looks forward. The eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead. Man hopes. Genius...
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