Education for the Gleam of Light: Emerson's Transcendentalism and its Implications for Contemporary Moral Education

Saito, Naoko
December 2001
Philosophy of Education Yearbook;2001, p144
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the issue of egocentrism and looking beyond one’s self for the purpose of creating a better life and a better society. The author asks the question of whether there is another choice beyond selfish individualism. The views of Ralph Waldo Emerson are analyzed with efforts to find a way of transcending selfish individualism and join self reliance with the creation of a better society. Details relating to the proposed method of saving adults from authoritarianism and the young from the self-indulgent satisfaction of desire are discussed.


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