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"The Wisest American" Ralph Waldo Emerson and the American Wisdom Tradition

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The world looks to the example of America for many things--for independence, for ideals of freedom and equality, for industry, wealth and opportunity--but it seldom turns to this country for wisdom.  Yet the central figure in American intellectual life, Ralph Waldo Emerson, was through the formative century of American letters, "the wisest American,"  uniting in his writings the wide world's cumulative wisdom.  This lecture will seek to recover the wisdom of the "Sage of Concord" as a means of bringing America's larger wisdom tradition into focus, from the founding period to the closing of the present day.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

W&M Sadler Center

Michael Lorence 



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/7/2019 - 5/7/2019 Weekly - Tue 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Williamsburg, W&M Sadler Center  Map Michael Lorence 

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