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Emerson and Nature

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Emerson’s View on Nature and His Practice

    Abstract: This thesis attempts to examine Ralph Waldo Emerson and his view on nature and its practice. Emerson was deeply influenced by Neo-Platonism, Idealism and Romanticism in Europe. Based on that, Emerson raised a new idea about God, nature and created Transcendentalism. His unique angle of nature had made a great impact on literature, theology, aesthetics, society, and even people’s thoughts at that time, even now. This paper mainly discourses on Emerson’s view on nature and analysis of its practice in terms of theology, moral life and his literature. The analysis of above further introduces into significance, social and theological inspiration of Emerson’s nature view to the whole society. On the other hand, better understanding of Emerson and his works will be introduced to us.
    Keywords: Emerson   nature view     practice

    Thesis Statement: This paper gives an introduction of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s view on nature and its forming process, and analyses the practice of his nature view on his theology idea, moral life and his literature works.
    I. Introduction
  II. Introduction of Ralph Waldo Emerson
      A. Introduction of Ralph Waldo Emerson and His Works
      B. The Forming of Emerson’s View on Nature
  III. Emerson’s View On Nature
        A. The Beauty of Nature
        B. Transcendentalism of Nature
        C. The Moral Value of Nature
        D. The Literature Value of Nature
  IV. The Practice of His View On Nature
        A. His Practice on His Theology Idea
        B. His Practice on His Moral Life
        C.   His Practice on His Literature Idea
    Ⅴ. Conclusion

Emerson’s View on Nature and His Practice

Ⅰ. Introduction
    Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the most influential American writer and thinker in 19th century. He led a movement called Transcendentalism for religious renewal, literary innovation, and social transformation, which is also...


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