Origin of transcendentalism
OTHER WORDS FROM transcendentalismtran·scen·den·tal·ist, noun, adjective
How to use transcendentalism in a sentence
Tom Cotton credits Harvard as the place where he “discovered political philosophy as a way of life.”
His philosophy is Everything to Someone rather than Something for Everyone.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The course Jackson taught at VMI, “Natural and Experimental Philosophy,” was brutally difficult.
Each step of the way, Booker has thrived on the philosophy that your actions matter more than what you preach.
But Moglen, an Internet scholar, has developed something closer to a philosophy.How Four Upstarts Built and Crashed the Anti-Facebook|Jake Whitney|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It lacks convincingness perhaps from the fact that Thomass theology is so largely philosophy, as Roger Bacon said.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Of course not,” said Wilkins, “proverbial philosophy asserts and requires that doctors should disagree.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
But he thought of the inexorable beating of that pulse of life—of life, and the will to live as her philosophy desired.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
Such being the adjustment, the philosophy of the inhalation may be easily understood.
Kilkelly was an excellent travelling companion, readily pleased, and taking things as they came with easy philosophy.
British Dictionary definitions for transcendentalism
- any system of philosophy, esp that of Kant, holding that the key to knowledge of the nature of reality lies in the critical examination of the processes of reason on which depends the nature of experience
- any system of philosophy, esp that of Emerson, that emphasizes intuition as a means to knowledge or the importance of the search for the divine
Derived forms of transcendentalismtranscendentalist, noun, adjective
Cultural definitions for transcendentalism
A movement in nineteenth-century American literature and thought. It called on people to view the objects in the world as small versions of the whole universe and to trust their individual intuitions. The two most noted American transcendentalists were Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.