And then of course there is always...

HEGEL, whom a Marxist Semiotician friend of mine (God, these terms get
antiquated so quickly, don't they!) once suggested to me was the spiritual
GodFather of the Big Three: Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche.

I still find James's observations on Hegel to be astute at times. This
"lordly" fellow who spins his idealistic world up through dialetics to some
ridiculous ideal....... "abominable" is a word that James uses on at least
one occasion.


"All history becomes subjective; in other words there is properly no
history, only biography."
---Emerson, from "History"

"Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She
hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations."
---Emerson, from "History"

"Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the
---Emerson, from "Self-Reliance"

"Language is fossil poetry."
---Emerson, from "The Poet"

"Life is not dialectics."
---Emerson, from "Experience"

And what is the difference between what Blake may describe as a dark
Satanic mill and enlightenned capitalism? Emerson offers an interesting
vision at the end of "Art".

------Randall Albright

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