Essays: First Series

Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Essay 1
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History
Essay 2
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Self Reliance
Essay 3
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Compensation
Essay 4
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Spiritual Laws
Essay 5
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Love
Essay 6
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Friendship
Essay 7
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Prudence
Essay 8
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Heroism
Essay 9
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The Over Soul
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Circles
Essay 11
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Intellect
Essay 12
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Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essays set the groundwork for a distinctly North American branch of philosophy which emphasizes optimism, pragmatism and individuality as foundational aspects.

As a founder of the Transcendentalist movement his writings focus on the importance of self-reliance, truth, culture and intellectual power.