Outline--Am Romanticism

Outline--Am Romanticism - AMERICAN ROMANTICISM European...

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1 AMERICAN ROMANTICISM European Background Enlightenment o John Locke Politics and Science Knowledge is acquired through sensory experience o Humanity was living in an age of Enlightenment God did not control the world, rules of science did Bad institution caused evil, not original sin Growing Dissatisfaction with Enlightenment Rationality o Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason What we can know through sensory experience Things that we know / believe, but cannot verify scientifically (God) Reality is not limited to the human senses Romanticism in America Key Characteristics o Absolute Priority of Individual o Imagination over Reason Feeling is more important than reason Acknowledge the limits of rationality o Opposition to Preoccupation with Economic Advancement & Acquisition of Commodities Uncomfortable with the market revolution and consumer cultures o Hostility to Tradition They don’t like the idea of people doing things simply because that’s the way
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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