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" It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given something is taken. "
Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed - Page 82
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
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Die Bewertung des technischen Fortschritts: eine systematische ..., Volume 1

Johan Hendrik Jacob van der Pot - 1985 - 721 pages
...bei dem amerikanischen Schriftsteller Ralph Waldo Emerson, in seinem Essay „Self-reliance" (1841): „Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilised, it is Christianised, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration....
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Die Bewertung des technischen Fortschritts: eine systematische ..., Volume 1

Johan Hendrik Jacob van der Pot - 1985 - 721 pages
...seinem Essay „Self-reliance" (1841): „Society never advances. It recedes äs fast on one side äs it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilised, it is Christianised, it is rieh, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration....
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The Individual, Society, and Education: A History of American Educational Ideas

Clarence J. Karier - 1986 - 459 pages
...meliorism, nor could they look to institutional reform to usher in the golden age. As Emerson said: Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given something is taken.37 Although Emerson could not help taking sides on certain...
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Rewriting the Dream: Reflections on the Changing American Literary Canon

W. M. Verhoeven - 1992 - 266 pages
...heard about the wooden nutmegs and bass-wood pumpkin seeds of Connecticut" (125). 5 Emerson writes: "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific; but this change is not amelioration." "Self-Reliance" may have been the source not only of Melville's skeptical view of progress but also...
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The Depleted Self: Sin in a Narcissistic Age

Donald Capps - 1993 - 176 pages
...particle does not rise from the valley to the ridge. Its unity is only phenomenal" (SR, 49). Moreover, "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. For everything that is given, some is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts" (SR,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 7

1861
...purchased by a corresponding physical decay. This alarm has had its best statement from Emerson. " Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. . . . What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil,...
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Argument with an Angel

Jan Cooper - 1996 - 124 pages
...will always look on me as his protege." "And a difficult one," teased Emerson. "You see, Goldstein, society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other." "Are you saying that growth must happen on a personal level? And peace?" It was the spirit of Vivekananda...
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Applications of Grammar: Analysis of Effective Communiction, Book 3

Garry J. Moes, Ed Shewan - 1998 - 336 pages
...worldview and attitude of each of the authors. Write your conclusions on the lines below each paragraph. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given something is taken. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance In every country...
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The Cambridge Review, Volume 9

1888
...intellect of man is expanded, the bodily powers should decline. Society never advances, says Emerson; it recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the...scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What...
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Stress, Culture, and Community: The Psychology and Philosophy of Stress

S.E. Hobfoll - 2004 - 296 pages
...began to reveal a hostility toward society. Wrote Emerson in his famous essay SelJ Relianre (1841). Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes; it is...
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