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    • Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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    In 1834, Ralph Waldo Emerson, formerly a Unitarian minister, began a new career as a public lecturer. Nature (1836), his first published work, contained the essence of his transcendental philosophy. This collection contains 11 of his most celebrated and memorable essays.... 

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    • Gifts

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 11 mins
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    In Gifts, Ralph Waldo Emerson muses on the function of and expectations surrounding the giving of gifs. He touches on what gifts communicate about the nature of the giver and receiver and how the best kind of gift is a gift of love. 

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    • Gifts are for the giver not reciever

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-18

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    • Compensation

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    Emerson's discourse on the laws of compensation, takes on the notion that one who has money must be wicked and those who do not must be good, among other topics. It appeared in his book Essays, first published in 1841. 

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    • Prudence

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 36 mins
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    The essay on Prudence was given as a lecture in a course on Human Culture in the winter of 1837-8. It was published in the first series of essays, which appeared in 1841. In it, Emerson describes Prudence as, "The virtue of the senses and admits to having little of it in himself."

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    • Nature

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 51 mins
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    This version of Nature is an 1843 revision to the popular essay written and published in 1836. In the original essay, Emerson put forth the foundation of transcendentalism and suggested that reality can be understood by studying nature. Within the essay, Emerson divides nature into four usages: commodity, beauty, language and discipline. These distinctions define how humans use nature for their basic needs, their desire for delight, their communication with one another, and their understanding of the world.

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    • The American Scholar

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    The American Scholar was a speech given by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1837 to the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard College. Emerson argues that American culture, still heavily influenced by Europe, could build a new, distinctly American cultural identity. Emerson uses Transcendentalist and Romantic points of view to explain a true American scholar's relationship to nature.

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    • Heroism

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 34 mins
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    Building on and enriching ideas set forth in Self-Reliance, Emerson argues that true heroism is self-confidence and persistency in the face of corrosive pressures to conform to society. 

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    • Circles

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 38 mins
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    Circles is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson, first published in 1841. The essay reflects on the vast array of circles one may find throughout nature and what is suggested by these circles in philosophical terms. In the opening line of the essay, Emerson states, "The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end." 

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    • Self-Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    This collection of 19th-century essays explores Emerson's thoughts about transcendentalism, individualism, and romanticism. The centerpiece of the collection, Emerson's masterpiece "Self-Reliance", explains the need for individuals to avoid conformity and false consistency so that they will be able to follow their own instincts and ideas.

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    • Shakespeare; Or, the Poet

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 54 mins
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    In The Poet, an essay by US writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, the author expresses the need for the United States to have its own new and unique poet to write about the new country's virtues and vices. It is not about men of poetical talents, or of industry and skill in meter, but of the true poet.

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    • Manners

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    In Manners, Ralph Waldo Emerson expounds on the meaning of customs and politeness in civil society. He argues that the purpose of manners is more to facilitate the creation and proper working of society and not to establish hierarchies. 

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    • Friendship

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 46 mins
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    Emerson's treatise on the nature of friendship. The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one. 

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    • Brutally honest outlook on friendship

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-08-18

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    • Songs to New York

    • By: Myrtle Brooks
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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    Author Myrtle Brooks’ love affair with the Big Apple served in 10 allegorical slices depicting everyday people experiencing miraculous events throughout the five boroughs. "The Sanctity of the Mails": observed in Heaven via the Brooklyn Post Office. A Staten Island-raised engineer who escapes city living, only to find the city within himself. A mysterious floor in a Queens apartment building reachable through attainment alone. Songs to New York crosses the threshold between impossible and occurrence: "Only in New York."

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    • God's Canvas: An Exploration of Faith, Astronomy, and Creation

    • By: Fr. James Kurzynski
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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    In God's Canvas: An Exploration of Faith, Astronomy, and Creation, Fr. James Kurzynski explores how faith and science can and should be dialogue partners in the exploration of truth. Drawing upon his work as an author for The Catholic Astronomer, the official blog of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, Fr. Kurzynski explores the relationship between faith and science through the lens of his life as a Catholic Priest, the Pastor of a Parish and Newman Center, and as a hobby astronomer, artist, and musician. Through this lens, Fr. Kurzynski will explore core questions that he is often asked as a Priest.

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    • Is Sugar the New Fat?

    • By: Nigel Latta
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 54 mins
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    Sugar! What's not to like? It's being touted as highly addictive and the biggest contributor to the current worldwide obesity epidemic. We used to think high in fat diet was to blame, so who's the real bad guy? This series takes on world-leading scientists and the food industry in an attempt to understand the truth about sugar.

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    • Impacting arguments

    • By Ricardo on 04-04-18

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