emerson, ralph waldo

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo definition


A nineteenth-century American lecturer and author; a leader of transcendentalism. In his essaySelf-Reliance” and in other works, Emerson stressed the importance of the individual and encouraged people to rely on their own judgment.

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