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What is so special about the American Scholar?

Does Emerson believe that there are separate minds or that all human minds are emanations of one consciousness?

List three basic differences between American and European philosophies of the nineteenth century.

Which was your favorite chapter of the summary and why?

Comment on Emerson's naming two angels during the first series of essays.

Is Emerson Christian? Defend your answer.

How does Emerson discuss the difference between Catholics and Protestant Christians in the book?

Discuss your own feelings and opinions about Emerson's use of old nomenclature for ethnic/racial distinctions. Tell whether or not you are offended, and why you are or are not against the use of these old terms. Negro - meaning black, or African-American, Indian - meaning Native American.

What is Emerson's view of women? Indicate evidence of how you determine this.

Which is...

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