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The book I so vigorously read was entitled The Secret Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson which was a grueling 460 pages Joel Myerson edited and published the book in 1997 but all the material was of Emerson origin The reason I opted to read this book correlating to Ralph Waldo Emerson life of philosophy is due to the fact that I have always been fascinated by philosophy and the importance it has within our lives Throughout time the world has been shaped by philosophy from the very fibers of our local justice system to the vast religious entities that coincides within our world No other American philosopher in my personal opinion has had more impact than that of Ralph Waldo Emerson Personally I feel he is one of the fathers of Western Philosophy since Emerson often guided many anteceding American philosophers Even in the pages of our history book traces of Western Philosophy are found On page one in our history book a central theme An American belief in a unique national destiny influences its relations with other nations is a philosophical idea generated from such philosophers like Emerson in which the book vividly depicts his life of philosophy from the letters in which he wrote to friends and family members The major points of the book are many But the real vivid ones are clearly evident The biggest point of the book was to give new insight to the life of Ralph Waldo Emerson So often do readers acknowledge the philosopher but rarely do the get to trip into the personal world that this book so greatly dove into letting us the readers experience not only his great philosophical teachings but also the life he lead to it Second major point is that this book was also detailing some of his other profound lesser works in the form of handwritten letters to friends and family The books whole purpose was
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