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Emerson the essayist; an outline of his philosophical development through 1836 with special emphasis on the sources and interpretation of Nature, also bibliographical appendices of general and special interest to students of American literature, emphasizing Thoreau, Emerson, the Boston Library Society, and selected documents of New England transcendentalism.

Author: Kenneth Walter Cameron
Publisher: Hartford, Transcendental Books [1972]
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Cameron, Kenneth Walter, 1908-
Emerson the essayist.
Hartford, Transcendental Books [1972]
(OCoLC)557716712
Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Walter Cameron
OCLC Number: 386262
Description: 2 volumes illustrations 28 cm
Contents: Volume one --
Part one: Sources and influences --
The Pre-Platonic philosophers through the eye of Baron Gérando --
Plato and Platonism --
Neo-Platonism and the school of Plotinus --
Ralph Cudworth --
"A magazine of quotations" --
The idealism of Bishop Berkeley --
Emerson's Coleridge in review --
Coleridge and the "first philosophy": Emerson's poem, "Gnothi Seauton", Emerson's "A statement of the first philosophy" --
Coleridge as the key to Nature --
Emerson and the Entomology of Kirby and Spence --
Swedenborg in Boston --
Emerson and the new church through 1836 --
Sampson Reed --
"My early oracle" --
G Oegger and the language of Nature --
Victor cousin and eclecticism --
Emerson's early translations from Goethe's Werke --
Moritz --
Bronson Alcott --
"A welcome influence" --
Miscellaneous selections and influences --
Part two: The early lectures --
The early lectures reconsidered --
Part three: Nature (1836) --
Emerson's Daemon and the Orphic poet --
Review of Emerson's Nature --
Notes on the text of Nature --
Part Four: Emerson at Harvard --
Officers of instruction and university government --
Candidates for the ministry and theological students --
Emerson's graduating class --
The course of instruction for undergraduates --
A table of private exercises --
Special lectures available to the student body --
Members of the literary society without a name --
Minutes and financial records of the society without a name --
Emerson's college days / William Bancroft Hill --
Volume two --
Part five: Selected documents of New England transcendentalism --
Oration of Genius (1821) / Sampson Reed --
The growth of the mind (1826) / Sampson Reed --
The free agency of man (1827) / Sampson Reed --
On animals (1828) / Sampson Reed --
Preliminary essay (1829) / James Marsh --
The infinite in nature (1830) / Theophilus Parsons --
Coleridge's literary character --
German metaphysics (1833) / Frederick Henry Hedge --
On the human form (1834) / Anonymous --
Study of the works of nature (1835) / Fordyce Mitchell Hubbard --
The true Messiah (translated ca 1835) / G Oegger --
The physical condition of the world (1835) / Thomas H Perry --
Psyche (completed in 1836) / Amos Bronson Alcott --
The doctrine and discipline of human culture (1836) / Amos Bronson Alcott --
Part six: Bibliographies, letters, and miscellaneous --
Catalogue of books in the library of the Rev William Emerson --
Books borrowers of the Boston Library Society (1793-1850) --
Books borrowed from the Boston Library Society by Emerson and his mother (1815-1845) --
Additions to the census of extant copies of Emerson's Nature (first edition) --
Books Thoreau borrowed from Harvard College Library --
Letters of William Emerson, Sampson Reed, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Alexander Ireland --
Corrections and additions for Emerson's reading --
Addenda to the index-concordance of Nature --
Part seven: Index-concordance to Emerson's sermons --
Index concordance to the sermons.

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