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    Chapter 4: Early Nineteenth Century - American Transcendentalism (AT): A Brief Introduction Paul P. Reuben Note: Nineteenth Century American Transcendentalism is not a religion (in the traditional sense of the word); it is a pragmatic philosophy‚ a state of mind‚ and a form of spirituality. It is not a religion because it does not adhere to the three concepts common in major religions: a. a belief in a God; b. a belief in an afterlife (dualism); and c. a belief that this life has consequences

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    Transcendentalism is an idea that focuses on the good things in life. A main element in Transcendentalism is nature. Nature is the most important thing in the world because it is what the world is made up of. Everything Transcendentalists believe in is based on things found in nature. Anything unnatural‚ or man-made‚ is considered ruined by man. Another big focus in Transcendentalism is God. God ties into nature because He created everything in it. Another key part of Transcendentalism is stressing

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    Waldo Emerson. Transcendentalism was a movement in the 19th century. It was a religious and philosophical movement the focused on self-reliance and the nature around us. Some of the main philosophers in the movement were Ralph Waldo Emerson who is known for his book Nature‚ Henry David Thoreau with his book Walden‚ and also Margaret Fuller who wrote Women in the Nineteenth Century. Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson are the most influential philosophers from transcendentalism‚ many of their

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    Transcendentalism Transcendentalism is the power to be an individual. Thoreau once said “Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable‚ but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.” In this he meant that the individual didn’t need superfluities in order to happy or be one’s true self. In today’s society‚ this philosophy is not evident. When looking to the world around him‚ the individual constantly has things thrust at him telling him what

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    Jess Ms. K Accelerated English 10A 26 November 2012 Transcendentalism Final Paper Eras pass‚ cultural views die out‚ and society evolves. While this occurs‚ we still have transcendental views‚ which are from the mid 1800s‚ in society whether we realize it or not. Transcendentalism is a group of ideas in literature and philosophy developed in the 1830s and 1840s. It protested against the general state of culture and society. The idea was that spiritual reality transcends the scientific and is

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    In the early to mid-nineteenth century‚ a philosophical movement known as Transcendentalism took root in America and evolved into a predominantly literary expression. The adherents to Transcendentalism believed that knowledge could be arrived at not just through the senses‚ but through intuition and contemplation of the internal spirit. As such‚ they professed skepticism of all established religions‚ believing that Divinity resided in the individual‚ and the mediation of a church was cumbersome to

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    Takeisha Bryant 19 February 2013 Hutcheson 3 AP American Lit. Transcendentalism is a very important movement that occurred not only in literature but in life as well. The transcendentalist movement was a movement that was basically the thought of everyone having an over-soul. The over-soul is the thought of a relationship between God‚ nature‚ and man. The movement had many different characteristics like individuality‚ feelings being priority over reason‚ the fact that nature was divine‚ and

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    Jeff Linkback Mrs. Jones College Prep English 2 March 2015 Transcendentalism vs. Anti-Transcendentalism Transcendentalism was a movement that began in New England during the time period of the 1830’s. There is no definite starting point‚ but it is often believed by most people to have begun with the Transcendentalism club which birthed in September 8‚ 1836 by Ralph Waldo Emmerson. The movement had changed the views of philosophy‚ religion‚ social‚ and the devices of literature. The main idea of

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    In the mid-1830s‚ Ralph Waldo Emerson created a belief called Transcendentalism. He wrote the essay‚ “Self Reliance” and Henry David Thoreau‚ another Transcendentalist wrote an essay called‚ “Walden.” Both works of literature focus on the Transcendentalism belief. In “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne‚ Hawthorne reveals both Transcendentalism and Anti-Transcendentalism through the attitudes of the characters. Therefore‚ “The Minister’s Black Veil” can be compared and contrasted with

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    We all have our own interpretation of life. Past and present life has many different theories‚ philosophies and ideas. Transcendentalism arose within all of these ideas. The idea of transcendentalism was baffling and highly complex and is not simple to define. Transcendentalism is a philosophy‚ a powerful literary movement and a way of knowing. The root word of transcendentalism is transcend‚ meaning to go beyond. Transcendentalist “is a person who accepts these ideas not as religious beliefs but

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