Friendship And Other Essays
"Maugre all the selfishness that chills like east winds to the world, the whole human family is bathed with an element of love like a fine ether"
Ralph Waldo Emerson, known as the father of Transcendentalism, rejected the puritan picture of human depravity and instead argued that people were inherently good. In these essays, titled 'Friendship', 'Love', 'Prudence', 'Heroism', 'Character' and 'Manners', Emerson claims that human connection and an appreciation of the natural world can bring people a wealth of knowledge and happiness. Emerson continues to be one of the most celebrated American philosophers of the 19th century, and his insightful thoughts on human connection remain strikingly relevant to the world today.
There are few people as quoted and quotable as Ralph Waldo Emerson, founder of the transcendental movement and author of classic essays as Self-Reliance, Nature, and The American Scholar. Emerson began his career as a Unitarian minister and later put those oratory skills to move us toward a better society. More remains written on him than by him.
Pub Date: 2019
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches