Decoding the American Scholar: Towards a Distant Computational Reading of Emerson’s Prose

The following entry discusses some ideas that I plan to explore in a research paper that I will write for a course titled "Knowledge, Belief, and Science in Melville's America," which is being offered by Dr. Laura Dassow Walls at the University of Notre Dame during the fall semester of 2012. During my last semester … Continue reading Decoding the American Scholar: Towards a Distant Computational Reading of Emerson’s Prose

On Wisdom, Experience, and Self-Reliance

“Knowledge is knowing the tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in your fruit salad.” - Miles Kington Knowledge, as can be deduced from the morphological composition of the word, entails knowing: an awareness that is developed empirically. Wisdom, on the other hand, is concerned with the judgment, assessment, and use of knowledge … Continue reading On Wisdom, Experience, and Self-Reliance