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The writings of Henry David Thoreau are manifestations of transcendental thought in a variety of ways. First and foremost is the aspect of the individual defiance against established orders of society. Thoreau conveys strong sentiments toward the beliefs in the essential unity of creation and the goodness of humanity. Another key element to transcendental thought is the supremacy of insight over logic and reason, in which Thoreau was a devoted disciple. Through his various essays, Thoreau expressed every one of the major transcendental themes, making him one of the most inspiring writers of his time. He is now remembered as a great American Romanticist, and environmental conservationist. Thoreau places immense emphasis on insight and thought rather than logic and rationale. Thoreau believes that the ability of the mind to formulate it's own opinions is one of the paramount feature of human beings. Thoreau tells us in Life without Principle that "The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer." The thought process and the sharing of it with others is what Thoreau considers to be
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Nollie during the Spring '08 term at Delta State.

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