Origin of transcendentalism
Related formstran·scen·den·tal·ist, noun, adjective
Examples from the Web for transcendentalism
That was sadly even true for Margaret Fuller, one of the leading lights of transcendentalism.Why Do Women Love Bad Men? A New Life of Margaret Fuller|Susan Cheever|March 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Here he laid himself open to the charge of extravagance and transcendentalism, and undoubtedly exceeded the logical limit.Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters|H. Addington Bruce
The justice of the comparison, in the first part of the above extract, of Quakerism with Transcendentalism, may be disputed.
The decease of the "Harbinger" was the end of that phase of Transcendentalism.
Transcendentalism has been a part of race unfolding since time began, and will continue to be throughout all race evolution.Freedom Talks No. II|Julia Seton
Knickerbocker Magazine, articles on transcendentalism in, 137.
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 Formstranscendentalist, noun, adjective
Culture 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.