Bivens Project - Armani Bostic March 8 2014 Rough Draft Essay Transcendentalism Transcendentalism is a philosophy which says that thought and spiritual

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Armani Bostic March 8, 2014 Rough Draft Essay Transcendentalism Transcendentalism is a philosophy, which says that thought and spiritual things are more real than ordinary human experience and material things. The transcendental movement took place during the 1830s to the late 1840s. It was born out of a divide in the Unitarian church. Transcendentalists wanted to grow out of Lockean thinking that had begun to dominate the time period. This limited type of thinking was especially evident at Harvard where many of the Transcendentalists were educated. The most prominent way to educate at the time was through "recitation" where words and lessons were just recited but were never truly learned. Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803, in Boston, Massachusetts. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American Transcendentalist poet, philosopher and essayist during the 19th century. One of his best- known essays is "Self-Reliance.” Emerson became known as the central
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