Emerson's Efficacy Of Intellectual In Society

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Emerson thoroughly described the stark contrast between a “thinking man” and “Man thinking”, which demonstrated the differences of the efficacy of intellectuals in a specific state; although an intellectual in a degenerate society would also deteriorate, the ideal “Man thinking” in a flawless society would have a steady education and understand his duties in context of society. Therefore a “thinking man” lacked the required traits needed to become an influential, educated scholar, even though he clearly possessed some intellectual

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