Emerson and the Examined Life

May 25, 2003 marked the bicentennial of the birth of Ralph Waldo Emerson. To celebrate the event, the Philosophy Foundation brought… read more

May 25, 2003 marked the bicentennial of the birth of Ralph Waldo Emerson. To celebrate the event, the Philosophy Foundation brought together poet Robert Pinsky and Emerson scholars Richard Geldard and David Robinson to talk about the man and his contribution to American social, political, and spiritual thought. After introductory remarks by Professor Geldard and Professor Robinson, Robert Pinsky reads selections from Emerson’s work. The discussion concludes with follow-up remarks by Professor Geldard and a question and answer session. The event was held in Boston’s Faneuil Hall. close

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Emerson and the Examined Life

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Jul 20, 2003
Last Aired:
Jan 4, 2004

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  • Jul 20, 2003 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 04, 2004 | 4:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
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