1. Transcendentalism

    two essays of the transcendental period and their authors

  2. Transcendentalist Essay

    two essays of the transcendental period and their authors

  3. Transcendentalism and american literature

    two essays of the transcendental period and their authors

  4. Transcendentalism in American Literature

    two essays of the transcendental period and their authors

  5. History and Description of Transcendentalism

    two essays of the transcendental period and their authors

  6. Nietzsche and the Transcendental Tradition

    two essays of the transcendental period and their authors


  1. The Cambridge Modern History Volume One (introductory note by Mandell Creighton)

  2. Who Wrote the Bible and When Was it Written?

  3. The Smallest Units of Matter in the Context of a Kantian Transcendental Idealism

  4. Across The Universe

  5. Transcendental Meditation Saves A Veteran From PTS & Suicide

  6. Manuel DeLanda "Deleuze: History and Science" (2010)


  1. Transcendentalism

    Transcendentalism, 19th-century movement of writers and philosophers in New England who were loosely bound together by adherence to an idealistic system of thought based on a belief in the essential unity of all creation, the innate goodness of humanity, and the supremacy of insight over logic and experience for the revelation of the deepest truths. ...

  2. Transcendentalism: Key Authors

    Henry David Thoreau was born into the lower economic status, but because of his natural intelligence, his family chose him to attend Harvard University. This is where he met the famous transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was in 1836 when the two transcendentalists met. Emerson would later become Thoreau's good friend and mentor.


    The Transcendentalist. A Lecture read at the Masonic Temple, Boston, January, 1842. The first thing we have to say respecting what are called new views here in New England, at the present time, is, that they are not new, but the very oldest of thoughts cast into the mould of these new times. The light is always identical in its composition, but ...

  4. Transcendentalism

    These twenty essays drawn from a 1997 conference at the Massachusetts Historical Society constitute the best available compilation of scholarly essays on transcendentalism. The introductory essay by Charles Capper (pp. 3-45) is an informative survey of the historiography of transcendentalism, and Lawrence Buell's concluding essay (pp. 605 ...

  5. Transcendentalism

    Transcendentalism. First published Thu Feb 6, 2003; substantive revision Fri Aug 30, 2019. Transcendentalism is an American literary, philosophical, religious, and political movement of the early nineteenth century, centered around Ralph Waldo Emerson. Other important transcendentalists were Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Lydia Maria ...

  6. Transcendentalism

    Transcendentalism is a philosophical, spiritual, and literary movement that developed in the late 1820s and 1830s in the New England region of the United States. A core belief is in the inherent goodness of people and nature, and while society and its institutions have corrupted the purity of the individual, people are at their best when truly "self-reliant" and independent.

  7. The Transcendentalists: Their Lives & Writings

    C. Cabot, James Elliot (1821-1903) Channing, Edward Tyrrel (1790-1856) Channing, William Ellery (1817-1901) — Walks with Ellery Channing ( The Atlantic Monthly, July 1902) Childs, Christopher — Clear Sky, Pure Light: Encounters with Henry David Thoreau. Cholmondeley, Thomas (1823-1864)

  8. Introduction: Transcendentalism

    Transcendentalism had an impact on American literary culture both directly and indirectly. Several of the best known American Romantics sneered at its beliefs. Poe roundly insulted several major Transcendental figures in his criticism and Melville included satiric versions of Emerson and Thoreau in his final novel The Confidence Man (1857).

  9. 2.7: Transcendentalism

    Core Beliefs. Transcendentalism became a movement of writers and philosophers who were loosely bound together by adherence to an idealistic system of thought based on the idea that perception is better than logic or experience. Among the transcendentalists' core beliefs was the inherent goodness of both humans and nature.

  10. Introduction

    The name "transcendentalism" was initially bestowed by the movement's critics to ridicule that diverse group of philosophical idealists who held that certain beliefs and values transcended mere sensory experience. Some of these idealists were ministers, others former ministers; most were Harvard College or Harvard Divinity School graduates ...

  11. Introduction: Transcendentalism Revisited

    The next three essays are less historically inclined and approach Transcendentalism from a slightly decentered perspective, in the process demonstrating that it has lost none of its questioning force. Dan Malachuk's essay takes a provocative tack on Transcendentalism. Whereas Transcendentalism and the Gothic have traditionally been regarded

  12. Henry David Thoreau

    Henry David Thoreau is recognized as an important contributor to the American literary and philosophical movement known as New England transcendentalism. His essays, books, and poems weave together two central themes over the course of his intellectual career: nature and the conduct of life. The continuing importance of these two themes is well illustrated by the fact that the last two essays ...

  13. Transcendentalism: A Reader

    Transcendentalism: A Reader draws together in their entirety the essential writings of the Transcendentalist group during its most active period, 1836-1844. It includes the major publications of the Dial, the writings on democratic and social reform, the early poetry, nature writings, and all of Emerson's major essays, as well as an informative ...

  14. Authors -- Texts--Transcendentalism

    Authors and Texts of American Transcendentalism Major Authors. Ralph Waldo Emerson Henry David Thoreau [Sarah] Margaret Fuller. Minor Authors. Amos Bronson Alcott Louisa May Alcott Orestes A. Brownson Reverend William Ellery Channing [William] Ellery Channing II Lydia Maria Child James Freeman Clarke Moncure Conway George Willis Cooke ...

  15. Trancendentalism

    Trancendentalism. In the early to mid-nineteenth century, a philosophical movement known as Transcendentalism took root in America and evolved into a predominantly literary expression. The adherents to Transcendentalism believed that knowledge could be arrived at not just through the senses, but through intuition and contemplation of the ...

  16. PDF Transcendentalism

    forefront of human thought. Transcendentalism was a spiritual and philosophical movement that developed in the 1820s and 1830s with roots in Kantian philosophy and German Romanticism.1 This philosophy argued for individualism and each person's ability to make sense of the Universe through their own Spirit and Reason.

  17. Transcendental Poetics:Emerson, Higginson, and the Rise of Whitman and

    Ed Folsom is the editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, codirector of the Whitman Archive (, and editor of the Whitman series at the University of Iowa Press. The Roy J. Carver Professor of English at the University of Iowa, he is the author or editor of numerous books and essays on Whitman and other American writers.

  18. 9.1: Introduction- Romanticism and Transcendentalism

    Nonetheless, Transcendentalism had an outsized impact of the American intellectual conversation and on the literature produced during the latter half of the Romantic period. Like prior Romantics, Transcendental writers also emphasized the supremacy of the individual, some to the degree that the individual was better off distancing himself ...

  19. Romanticism

    Collection: Oxford Handbooks Online. James Elliot Cabot, in his memoir of Emerson, referred to Transcendentalism as a "remarkable outburst of Romanticism on Puritan ground" (248). "Romanticism" is a term applied to certain movements in literature, philosophy, and the arts that developed in different countries between the 1780s and the ...

  20. The Legacy of American Transcendentalism in Contemporary Literature

    In Walden, Thoreau tells stories about his life in first person, almost in a stream-of-consciousness manner of narration.Therefore, its genre is commonly postulated as an autobiography or a memoir. My choice in selecting Our Endless Numbered Days and Into the Wild as the illustrative pieces of modernized transcendentalism rests on a plethora of factors.

  21. Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and

    New England transcendentalism was a late and local manifestation of that great movement for the liberation of humanity which, invading practically every sphere of civilized activity, swept over Europe at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century.. With the fading of the Renaissance, Europe had passed into an age of criticism, during which all it had inherited and ...

  22. Romantic and Transcendental Movements

    The American Romantic and Transcendental movements of the 19th century were a reaction against the 18th-century Age of Enlightenment's emphasis on science and rationalism as ways of discovering truth. The writers associated with these movements advocated the right of individuals to dissent and to engage in civil disobedience.

  23. Name two essays of the Transcendental period and their authors. How did

    During the Transcendental period, two important essays were written that reflected the values and concepts of the movement. The first is Henry David Thoreau's political essay "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience". In this essay, Thoreau argues against unjust governmental interference in the lives of citizens, advocating for individual freedom.