Transcendentalism

[Revised entry by Russell Goodman on August 12, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Transcendentalism is an American literary, political, and philosophical movement of the early nineteenth
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[Revised entry by Russell Goodman on August 12, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Transcendentalism is an American literary, political, and philosophical movement of the early nineteenth century, centered around Ralph Waldo Emerson. Other important transcendentalists were Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Amos Bronson Alcott, Frederic Henry Hedge, and Theodore Parker. Stimulated by English and German Romanticism, the Biblical criticism of Herder and Schleiermacher, and the skepticism of Hume, the transcendentalists operated with the sense that a new era was...

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