Emerson can be an example for us brasilians if we can to build brazilian philosophy. Why we don’nt have a brazilian philosophy and a country like us,US ,without cultural tradition, have?
In my opinion the american pragmatism and utilitarism since independence are the basis of the thinkig in US
When a country developes originality in arts is because has ,in many times,conditions for it,but if these conditions are not presents it’s necessary to do originality by the work and industry. The industry in US is of theirs. They have the the think beside all inventions and realizations.
Our industry in brazil is modern but is not ours.
We are expression of the other countries,includes US.
So is very dificult have a philosopher like Emerson. However is a philosopher like him that could give us the basis for our philosophy, because our work, pragmatism, could be modified or oriented by him.
Its evident that we can’ nt copy US but our social and cultural basis stays in work and industry the only imediate ways to get originality.
Get a great knowledge is a way,but get the basis a original knowledge is the imediate way and this is to give to all brazilian people scientific knowledge.with this a natural philosophy (and art)will born,like happenned with Emerson.Emerson has created a philosophy of Effort.In Brazil, in the beggining will be like US ,but after, this first experience,something new will appear.