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Transcript of Transcendentalism
God is a part of Everything and exists within all things. View of God Optimistic
The Transcendentalists wanted to keep their religion and philosophy in transcendental principles: principles not based on sensuous experience, but coming from the inner, spiritual or mental essence of the human. Immanuel Kant had called "all knowledge transcendental which is concerned not with objects but with our mode of knowing objects." View of Life God is their supreme authority.
Those who pass the message of God automatically become the authority. Their Authority They believe that God is absolute truth
and that nothing is greater than God Truth is found in faith Believe that there is a purpose of life after death Values They define truth by eternal existence.
Anything that keeps changing cannot be truth. How They Define Truth They view work to be important and worldly success as philosophically significant. Views of Work and Worldly Success If society helps them in their goal of transcendence they take it up. If society obstructs their goal they give it up. View of Society The education that teaches them about Absolute Truth and path of transcendence they accept. Others they reject. View of Education They see every life form as neither good, evil, or any thing in Between. They see them as a part of God. View of Man The American Dream to the Puritans was to escape religious persecution by others so that they could pursue their religious practices in peace. Puritans American Dream He hated luxuries that got in the way of the main vision of transcendentalism.
Comforts of life are indispensable and hold back true men.
He had extremely high expectations of people, holding back their nature of wanting to keep advancing technology and comfort. Thoreau's criticisms of society Transcendentalism is a philosophical movement that developed in the 1830s and 1840s in the New England region of the United States as a protest to the general state of culture and society. Historical Period Self-Reliance
Where I lived and what I lived for
Snow Storm Literature Eckhart Tolle - Teaches transcendentalism by the transformation of consciousness and a spiritual awakening
Ken Wilber - worked at the fore-front of trans personal psychology describing the stages and processes of trans personal development. Modern Transcendentalists Whoso would be a man would be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.... Self-Reliance Passage This means to be a real man you have to make your own path and not follow everyone else. He would hate that we are advanced to the point that we are so heavily reliant on our technology that we practically live through our electronics.