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    • American Transcendentalism
      “ It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, always do what you are afraid to do.”
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Transcendentalism
      • A literary movement in the 1830’s that established a clear “American voice”.
      • Emerson first expressed his philosophy in his essay “Nature”.
      • A belief in a higher reality than that achieved by human reasoning.
      • Suggests that every individual is capable of discovering this higher truth through intuition.
      • Unlike Puritans, they saw humans and nature as possessing an innate goodness.
      “In the faces of men and women, I see God”
      -Walt Whitman
      • Opposed strict ritualism and
      dogma of established religion.
    • Transcendentalism: The tenets:
      • Believed in living close to nature/importance of nature. Everything in nature is a reflection of the Divine Soul--the source of truth and inspiration. (Helped people transcend to higher spiritual levels).
      • Believed in social reform and peace—a perfect Utopia.
      • Advocated self-trust/ confidence
      • Valued individuality/non-conformity/free thought/intuition (over science and laws)
      • Advocated self-reliance/ simplicity
    • The first transcendentalists
      • Ralph Waldo Emerson
      • Henry David Thoreau
    • “Nature”
      • Thoreau began “essential” living
      • Built a cabin on land owned to Emerson in Concord, Mass. near Walden Pond
      • Lived alone there
      for two years studying
      nature and seeking
      truth within himself
    • “Still we live meanly like ants.”“Our life is frittered away by detail.”“Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life?”“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. I say, let your affairs be as two or three and not a hundred or a thousand.”
    • Individuality
      “How deep the ruts of tradition and conformity.”
    • “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.”