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Jessica Ramirez

on 26 September 2014

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Transcript of Transcendentalism

Truth is found beyond sight,smell,touch, and hearing.

The Transcendentalists believed in creative thinking.
Transcendentalists believed in the one true god.
Believed everyone was good at the soul.
What are their values?
Started in Concord Connecticut, when
Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson discussed on how Calvinism was flawed.
Lead to the movement of Transcendentalism
How did Transcendentalism start?
Calvinism; emphasizes the power of god
God is nature, he is everyone in the big picture and in detail
Transcendentalists view on nature?
Predestination: it the belief that god has preplanned our destiny
What is Transcendentalism
A movement during 1836
Was made as a reaction to rationalism
central figures include Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I'm tired of the church
Was an American philosopher, writer and poet
Primary leader of movement
wrote about individuality and freedom
Believed people were naturally good
July 12, 1817- May 6, 1862
was an American author, poet ,philosopher
best know for his book "walden"
to have knowledge about yourself and the world around you
comes from intuitions and imagination
not through logic of sense
Trusted them self's to be their own authority to find out what right.
Transcendentalism ..........
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