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Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson
We live in a system of approximations. Every end is prospective of some other end, which is also temporary; a round and final success nowhere. We are encamped in nature, not domesticated.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Nature," Essays, Second Series (1844).
Emerson anticipates John Dewey's version of the pragmatic mode of knowing as a continuous, endless and ever-blossoming investigation.
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