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Emerson and the Light of India  -   An Intellectual History
Emerson and the Light of India - An Intellectual History

Emerson and the Light of India - An Intellectual History

by Robert C Gordon

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9788123749341 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 255



Robert C Gordon
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Author: Robert C Gordon
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 255
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123749341


Ralph Waldo Emerson was the first American to pioneer the serious exploration of Indian philosophy, and as his own thinking grew over time, Indian philosophy profoundly influenced the course of that growth. Emerson and the Light of India thoroughly investigate the ways in which the scriptures of India shaped the maturing Transcendentalism of this great American thinker.

In addition, by analyzing in concrete detail the crucial ways in which the scriptures of India influenced Emerson’s metaphysical development, Light of India repudiates the arguments of those who maintain that Emerson abandoned the optimistic faith of his youth. It makes plain that those who ascribe to Emerson a “Fall” from his early beliefs are demonstrably in error, primarily because of their serious misunderstanding of the influence, on Emerson, of Hindu and Buddhist teachings.



Chapter One: Emerson At Harvard
Chapter Two: Nature In The Making
Chapter Three: Pragmatism and Process
Chapter Four: The Beneficent Universe
Chapter Five: The Vedas in The Violet
Chapter Six: The Successive Maias of Vishnu
Chapter Seven: The Avatars of Bramha
Chapter Eight: Fate into Freedom
Chapter Nine: Emerson and Aurobindo

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