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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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Sinndeutung und Periodisierung der Geschichte: eine systematische Ub̈ersicht ...

Johan Hendrik Jacob Van Der Pot - 1999 - 1 pages
...formuliert: der Fortschritt auf einem Gebiet ist Ursache des Rückschritts auf einem anderen Gebiet. "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other", so schrieb Ralph Waldo Emerson (1841) in seinem essay "Selfreliance". "For everything that is given,...
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The American 1890s: A Cultural Reader

Susan Harris Smith, Melanie Dawson - 2000 - 468 pages
...right balance between the barbarism behind it and the sophistication into which it is soon to fall. "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts."...
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Philosophy, Revision, Critique: Rereading Practices in Heidegger, Nietzsche ...

David Wittenberg - 2002 - 288 pages
...influences between a person and his or her responsibilities offers no possible gain for either side: "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...For every thing that is given something is taken" (E, 279). Thus "no man improves" when the improvement of everyone is the aim of men. Conformity is...
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From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and Its Discontents in the USA of ...

Bernd Herzogenrath - 2001 - 432 pages
...Again, the kind of perspicacity which Peckinpah articulates through images, Emerson conveys in writing: "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent ... It undergoes continual changes: it is barbarous, it is civilized,...
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From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and Its Discontents in the USA of ...

Bernd Herzogenrath - 2001 - 432 pages
...Again, the kind of perspicacity which Peckinpah articulates through images. Emerson conveys in writing: "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gams on the other. Its progress is only apparent ... It undergoes continual changes: it is barbarous,...
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Emerson and Self-reliance

George Kateb - 2002 - 221 pages
...the Individual. (Early Lectures, 2, p. 176) He puts his point more mildly later in "Self-Reliance": Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other, (p. 279) But his real passion is in the first statement. It is consoling that in a few societies the...
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Discover America Diaries. 50 States, 50 States of Mind: East Coast to West ...

Priscilla Faith Rhodes - 2002 - 380 pages
...on selfreliance, he says that men set themselves to improve society, yet no man improves. He writes: Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other ... for everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts...
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A New Kind of Social Science: Study of Self-organization of Human Dynamics

Vlad Dimitrov - 2003 - 184 pages
...surrender their individualities - the most valuable gifts they are endowed with. Emerson once wrote: "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...is scientific; but this change is not amelioration" (quoted from Emerson's essay "Self-reliance" written in 1841 and available through the world wide web...
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A New Kind of Social Science: Study of Self-organization of Human Dynamics

Vlad Dimitrov - 2003 - 184 pages
...surrender their individualities - the most valuable gifts they are endowed with. Emerson once wrote: "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...is scientific; but this change is not amelioration" (quoted from Emerson's essay "Self-reliance" written in 1841 and available through the world wide web...
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The Tractor in the Pasture

Lee Klancher
...— F. Scmt Fitzgerald, This Siifc of Paradise Black Hills, South Dakota Black Hills, South Dakota "Society never advances, It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other.' — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sel/-Reliance Central Wisconsin Somerset, Wisconsin On a warm summer evening,...
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