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Transcendentalism
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Basic Transcendental Beliefs Direct connection or correspondence between the universe and the individual soul. Insistence on the authority of the human conscience. Nature as an organism (not as a vast, impersonal machine), a moral educator for the poet who can read her. Intuition rather than reason; creativity over theory; action over contemplation
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Basic Transcendental Beliefs Purpose of human life was union with the so- called Over-Soul or “Universal Spirit.” The Over-Soul links all mankind together. Therefore, the Over-Soul is both within and without. All knowledge begins with self-knowledge.
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Basic Transcendental Beliefs Individual virtue and happiness depend on self- realization. This depends on the understanding of two universal tendencies: The expansive or self-transcending tendency: a desire to embrace the whole world, to know and become one with the world .
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