George Ripley

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Ripley, George


Born Oct. 3, 1802, in Greenfield, Mass.; died July 4, 1880, in New York. American publicist, philosopher, and Utopian socialist.

In 1823, Ripley graduated from Harvard University. He was a minister from 1826 to 1841 but then left the ministry. In 1841 he helped establish the Brook Farm community near Boston. Brook Farm, which in 1844 was incorporated as a phalanx, became a center for disseminating the ideas of C. Fourier in the United States. In 1846, after a fire, the settlement closed.

Ripley translated and published the works of Saint-Simon and C. Fourier in the United States, and from 1845 to 1849 published the Fourierist weekly Harbinger. In 1849 he began working on H. Greeley’s daily, the New York Tribune.

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This illustrated alchemical manuscript, written in English and Latin on vellum, was long believed to have been created by the 15th-century canon and alchemist George Ripley but is now thought to be a composite of various authors.
The 16th-century Ripley Scroll is a six metre-long manuscript that allegedly describes how to make the stone and it takes its name from George Ripley, a priest and alchemist from Bridlington Priory, East Yorks.
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When other defenses failed, the Transcendentalists dismissed troubling German thoughts as overly speculative and "dogmatic," the critique launched at Schopenhauer by George Ripley (132).
AMERICAN TRANSCENDENTALISM | PHILIP GURA: The 19th-century transcendentalists--Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Orestes Brownson, George Ripley, Theodore Parker, and others--influenced wide-ranging thought and social reform in America.
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He adds transcendentalism to the religious landscape of the nineteenth century, noting the clerical backgrounds of many transcendentalists, like Theodore Parker, George Ripley, and, of course, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The success of Brook Farm required not only achieving what George Ripley described as a "more simple and wholesome life," but also spreading the "universal and eternal laws" of Associationism and Fourierism, which condemned traditional institutions and promoted utopian socialism.
1422-61, 1470-71), and Sir George Ripley, a canon of Bridlington and alchemist writing in the period between 1450 and 1476, were equally interested in the evolution of kingship as well as metals.
Emerson is, of course, everywhere about but marginally so, and the chief presences here are George Ripley, the guiding hand of Brook Farm; Bronson Alcott, the paterfamilias of Fruitlands; Thoreau, the inhabitant of his hut; Charles Lane, an English social experimentalist; Charles Fourier, the formulator of the law of series, which Francis concludes to be 'the key to the whole intellectual, imaginative, and social endeavour' (p.