Self-Reliance and Other Essays (Dover Thrift Editions)
- Publish Date: 1993-10-13
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Essayist, poet, and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803â1882) propounded a transcendental idealism emphasizing self-reliance, self-culture, and individual expression. The six essays and one address included in this volume, selected from Essays, First Series (1841) and Essays, Second Series (1844), offer a representative sampling of his views outlining that moral idealism as well as a hint of the later skepticism that colored his thought. In addition to the celebrated title essay, the others included here are History, Friendship, The Over-Soul, The Poet, and Experience, plus the well-known and frequently read Harvard Divinity School Address.