What Does Transcendentalism Mean?


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Transcendentalism is the movement of modern philosophers and writers which began in 19th century. The Transcendentalists were movably bound together by devotion to an idealistic system of thought based on a belief. The thoughts of believes were the essential unity of all creation, the native goodness of humankind, the supremacy of vision over logic and experience for the exposure of the earnest truth. It was a part of Romantic Movement and developed around Concord, Mass.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller and Bronson Alcott were some individualistic who were attracted by Transcendentalism. Transcendentalist writers were a main part of American renaissance in literature. They promoted reforms in Church, state and society and helping to the rise of free religion.

Some of the most excellent writings of Transcendentalists published in "the dial", a literary magazine, from 1840 to 1844.

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