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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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Charles Brockden Brown and the Literary Magazine: Cultural Journalism in the ...

Michael Cody - 2004 - 213 páginas
...worthless. In his address on the American Scholar, Emerson identifies an individual educated in this way as "a mere thinker, or still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking" (Oration 5); similarly, Brown says, "Many are familiar with the Latin and the Grecian compositions,...
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The American Classics: A Personal Essay

Denis Donoghue - 2008 - 304 páginas
..."Man Thinking," "the designated intellect." But that is to imagine him in his right or ideal state. "In the degenerate state, when the victim of society,...thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking."3 He is the victim of society when he merely thinks in the forms prescribed for him, which...
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Woman Thinking: Feminism and Transcendentalism in Nineteenth-Century America

Tiffany K. Wayne - 2005 - 156 páginas
...Woman thought in its destinies. —Elizabeth Oakes Smith, 1851 1 In the divided or social state ... the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he is, Man Thinking. I have now spoken of the education of the scholar ... It remains to say somewhat of his duties. They...
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Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

Philip Cafaro - 2006 - 272 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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Stanley Cavell's American Dream: Shakespeare, Philosophy, and Hollywood Movies

Lawrence F. Rhu - 2006 - 248 páginas
...in Essays and Poems, 53-71, 54: "In the degenerate state, when the victim of society, [the scholar] tends to become a mere thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking." Jesus' words come from Matt. 6:7 (KJV). 15. Cavell, Disowning Knowledge, 126. 16. Stanley Cavell, The...
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Nerds: Who They are and why We Need More of Them

David Anderegg - 2007 - 274 páginas
...a modern society. Professional thinkers are okay with Emerson as long as they don't think too much. In this distribution of functions, the scholar is...or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking. . . . But the old oracle said, "All things have two handles: beware of the wrong one." In life, too...
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A Historical Guide to Henry David Thoreau

William E. Cain - 2000 - 285 páginas
...the splendors and defined the duties of a new intellectual identity. The scholar, Emerson explains, is "Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the...or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking" (Essays and Lectures, 54). In Emerson's view, society victimizes persons by prescribing soul-killing...
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