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Oversoul

(Ger. Überseele). Name adopted by R. W. Emerson* for the concept of absolute reality as a spiritual being that perfectly realizes man's ideal nature, imperfectly manifested in human beings. Analogous to various views of the absolute* and to the idealism* of Plato.*


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