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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:43 am 
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In a collection of essays about Henry County, Kentucky writer Wendell Berry and his literary work the following sentence appears, "Emerson wrote that a man standing in his own field is unable to see." Where does that Emerson quote come from?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:39 pm 
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I culdn't zero in on that Emerson quote, perhaps it's worded differently in his works. However, I found this to be interesting. Did Emerson read Schopenhauer?

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. ~Arthur Schopenhauer, "Studies in Pessimism," Psychological Observations, 1851


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