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Experience and Experimental WritingLiterary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses$
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Paul Grimstad

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199874071

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199874071.001.0001

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The Method of Nature

The Method of Nature

(p.17) Chapter 1 The Method of Nature
Experience and Experimental Writing

Paul Grimstad

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks in detail at the development of Emerson’s method of composition, and links this to different accounts of experience, from Unitarian empiricism to Kant’s transcendental idealism. It concludes by looking closely at Emerson’s influence on Nietzsche.

Keywords:   composition, Nietzsche, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Unitarian empiricism, transcendental idealism, Kant

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