Writings, 1902-1910 - Essays Section I (Essays 1-10) Summary & Analysis

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Essays Section I (Essays 1-10) Summary and Analysis

The PhD Octopus

In "The PhD Octopus," James discusses the fact that through higher learning institutions, youth are being redirected towards passing tests instead of 'direct dealings with truth.'

Address at the Centenary of Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the Emerson address, James discusses some of Emerson's best qualities including his ability to be true to his own form of expression, his limits, and his passion to write and communicate.

The True Harvard

In "The True Harvard," James extols the virtues of the school with particular reference to the inclusion of 'exceptionality' and 'eccentricity,' as well as diminished focus on sports and the like.

Address on the Philippine Question

In the Philippine address, James discusses American expansionism and defends the anti-imperialist stance. He maintains that America should withdraw from the islands.

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