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" In this distribution of functions the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state he is Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim of society, he tends to become a mere thinker, or still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking. "
Nature, Addresses and Lectures - Página 84
de Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903 - 461 páginas
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Emerson's Ethics

Gustaaf Van Cromphout - 1999 - 182 páginas
...to fulfill his duties as "Man Thinking," instead of allowing himself to be reduced to the level of "a mere thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking" (CW 1:62-63, 53). In a book produced by Man Thinking one encounters an authentic human being rather...
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Alexandria 5: Cosmology, Philosophy, Myth, and Culture, Volume 5

David Fideler - 2000 - 471 páginas
..."in the divided or social state" the various functions of humanity are "parceled out to individuals": In this distribution of functions, the scholar is...thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking.54 Emerson identifies three primary influences on the mind. These are the world of nature,...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 2002 - 456 páginas
...acquirements, special skill have greatly tended to limit the range of men's thoughts and working faculties. " In this distribution of functions the scholar is the...worse, the parrot of other men's thinking. In this vie^ of him, as Man thinking, the theory of his office is contained. Him Nature solicits with all her...
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Democratic Voices and Vistas: American Literature from Emerson to Lanier

Darrel Abel - 2002 - 540 páginas
...metamorphosed into a thing, into many things. The scholar is, then, a part or function of the "One Man": In this distribution of functions the scholar is the...or still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking. and action. The American scholar should not be primarily a booklearned man but a strong natural genius:...
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Teaching Writing: Landmarks and Horizons

Christina Russell McDonald, Robert L. McDonald - 2002 - 301 páginas
...American Scholar," Emerson argues that creative expression potentially activates "Man-Thinking, "whereas "in the degenerate state, when the victim of society,...or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking" (54). By questioning the received wisdom of Old World dogma, Emerson's new American Scholar develops...
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Understanding Emerson: "The American Scholar" and His Struggle for Self-reliance

Kenneth S. Sacks, Professor Kenneth S Sacks - 2003 - 199 páginas
...becomes a form; the attorney, a statute-book; the mechanic, a machine; the sailor, a rope of a ship. In this distribution of functions, the scholar is...thinking. In this view of him, as Man Thinking, the whole theory of his office is contained. Him nature solicits, with all her placid, all her monitory...
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Minding American Education: Reclaiming the Tradition of Active Learning

Martin Bickman - 2003 - 182 páginas
...with nationalism than with distinguishing between the true scholar and the false one in any country: "In the right state he is Man Thinking. In the degenerate...or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking" (p. 54). "Man Thinking," as the present participial construction suggests, is always in process. "Thinker,"...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 2004 - 456 páginas
...acquirements, special skill have greatly tended to limit the range of men's thoughts and working faculties, " In this distribution of functions the scholar is the...the parrot of other men's thinking. In this view of Mm, as Man thinking, the theory of Ms office is continued. Him Nature solicits with all her placid,...
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Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

Philip Cafaro - 2010 - 288 páginas
...proper ends. "In [an appropriate] distribution of functions," he writes, "the scholar is the designated intellect. In the right state, he is, Man Thinking....thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking."5 Cut off from experience, the scholars' thought may become far-fetched and pointless, failing...
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We Stand Before the Secret of the World: Traces Along the Pathway of ...

Paul Scott Derrick, Paul Scott - 2003 - 156 páginas
...ceases to be a vital, original creator of ideas and becomes a vapid imitator. As Emerson expresses it, "In the degenerate state, when the victim of society,...or still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking" (54). This is one more indication of the deeply subversive quality of Emerson's stance. Any culture...
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