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Humanism and Ethos in the Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Published Online: 10 Jul 2014
Volume & Issue: Volume 6 (2014) - Issue 1 (June 2014)
Page range: 39 - 45
Journal Details
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2450-8497
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1337-9291
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10 Jul 2014
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The article deals with the ideas of humanity and morality as reflected in the works of R. W. Emerson, the main representative of an intellectual movement called American transcendentalism. It conveys basic facts about the movement and focuses on the key aspects of Emerson’s transcendental philosophy, particularly his concept of the Over-soul and his concept of Nature, which gave his humanistic philosophy a religious and moral accent. Due to it, Emerson’s religious humanism also became the basis of American democratic individualism. The article offers insight into Emerson’s ideas on morality and ethical behaviour, which challenge us to live in harmony with God and nature.

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