Thomas Paine, Ralph Emerson, and the integrity of the mind

Thomas Paine, Ralph Emerson, and the integrity of the mind

Paine, Emerson, and the integrity of the mind Both Paine, in The Age of Reason, and Emerson, in “Self-Reliance,” emphasize the importance of maintaining the integrity of one’s mind. Compare and contrast their use of this concept. Essay requirements: • support your argument with evidence from the works themselves • do not use secondary sources—this is not a research project • the minimum length for an acceptable paper is 650 words, double-spaced, though a thorough consideration of the topic will likely take more than that. • make sure that you have an arguable thesis • put your thesis at the end of the introductory paragraph • remember to address the topic specifically beware of plagiarism; that results in a permanent F in the course