Nature

Ralph Waldo EMERSON (1803 - 1882)

Nature is a short essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson published anonymously in 1836. It is in this essay that the foundation of transcendentalism is put forth, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Recent advances in zoology, botany, and geology confirmed Emerson's intuitions about the intricate relationships of Nature at large. The publication of Nature is usually taken to be the watershed moment at which transcendentalism became a major cultural movement. Henry David Thoreau had read "Nature" as a senior at Harvard College and took it to heart. It eventually became an essential influence for Thoreau's later writings, including his seminal Walden. (Summary excerpted from Wikipedia by Neeru Iyer)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Nature, Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction David Lawrence
00:04:25
Play 01 Nature Denny Sayers
00:09:24
Play 02 Commodity madmouth
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Play 03 Beauty madmouth
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Play 04 Language Neeru Iyer
00:17:12
Play 05 Discipline Denny Sayers
00:20:38
Play 06 Idealism Daniel Paashaus
00:22:28
Play 07 Spirit madmouth
00:06:17
Play 08 Prospects madmouth
00:15:11