Ralph H. Baer

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  • Transcendentalism In Walden

    Walk in Nature Thoreau once said,“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.” In my case, however, it was brief walk. I began by jumping off a deck, a metaphor for leaving society behind. Much like Thoreau did in his Walden Pond experiment. I then took a quick walk by the lake until I reached a fallen tree. I crossed it to get to the other side of the lake, and continued on. By the time I was done, I had sticks in my hair and dirt on my knees. There were not any other people,…

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  • The Representation Of Society In Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essay The Poet

    Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay The Poet focuses on his perception of a poet and a poet’s role in society. A particular part of the essay that I thought was important was Emerson’s view that a “man is only half himself, the other half is his expression” (Emerson). This is an important statement because it accurately reflects how mankind is perceived. Half of what makes a person is known only to the individual themselves. Only they know their true thoughts, feelings, motivations, and reasoning. On…

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  • Negatives Of Pragmatism

    Political ideologies began to transpire during the Enlightenment and really hit their stride in the 19th century, also known as the “age of ideology" (Mintz et al., 2018, pg. 55). Even though ideologies have been grandstanding for so long, it is time to bring an end to them. The nature of ideologies restricts debate and stops discourse. Especially in modern times, being labeled as a “liberal” or a “conservative” is in some forms, quite derogatory or used as an insult. In fact, some people…

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  • Materialism: A Successful Modern Life

    It is often difficult to contemplate what is truly essential in living a fulfilling life nowadays. With so many advertisements and new department stores out there, the true essence of life is terribly lost for many Americans. It 's lost in the materialism of modern life. Materialism is defined as a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. This is the contrast to the 19th century philosophy named transcendentalism which emphasizes the…

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson: The History Of Transcendentalism

    Major #1 The History of Transcendentalism Through the leading power of Ralph Waldo Emerson, transcendentalism has made its way throughout history. Transcendentalism, the belief in knowledge that extends from the five senses, forces followers to become “spiritually” connected with the world and themselves. Known by many as the “king of transcendentalism,” the first enthusiast to set the stage for many others was Ralph Waldo Emerson. Centered in Concord, Massachusetts, Emerson led a group of…

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  • Socrates Emerson And Whitman Analysis

    It is proven that a majority of the living population is dependent on something or someone else for solely comfort or survival. Is it possible to go through life while only being reliable on ourselves? We as humans develop and evolve with the support of society, but the reality is that only we can trust ourselves and be self-reliant on what we know. Through the readings of Socrates, Emerson, and Whitman, we can proceed to believe that each man should relay his own thoughts and feelings of the…

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  • Descending The Norm Through Time Analysis

    movement has been going strong since the early 1800 's, and continues in some form to this day.Transcendentalism is all about overcoming society, breaking the mold, and doing what the individual thinks is right, not necessarily society. People such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Martin Luther King Jr, and films such as Dead Poet 's…

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  • Pursuit Of Perfection Dbq Analysis

    The Pursuit of Perfection dealt with religious and moral reform movements in the 19th century in America. One response of the massive changes brought about by the ships was to industrialize market economy to create utopian communities. This was made for people so they could separate there selfs from the worst aspects of the bold new world. During the Antebellum Revival & Reform the Americans intellectuals, artist, writers, and reformers created a national culture committed to the liberation of…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Fall Of High School

    another, and make the effort to understand each other as well. But with these realizations I understand that I was wrong. In the same way I wanted Vanessa to understand my point of view, I myself should have made the effort to understand her. The writer Ralph Waldo Emerson summaries this with his quote, “The one way to have a friend is to be one”. This was the most important reflection, I made from this…

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  • Existentialism In Nausea And No Exit

    Existentialism in a broad sense, might be seen as a philosophy that is predominantly concerned with the analysis of existence, and the meaning of life through free will. However, the existentialism could be perceived as much more than philosophical movement, since much of its popularity in the 1950s, and 1960s, was achieved through the literary fictional works of Sartre’s, such as Nausea and No Exit. Among the major philosophers identified as existentialists were Karl Jaspers, Martin Heidegger,…

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