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According to Wikipedia, Transcendentalism is “a group of ideas in literature and philosophy that developed in the 1830s and 1840s as a protest against the general state of culture and society , and in particular, the state of intellectualism at Harvard University and the doctrine of the Unitarian church taught at Harvard Divinity School . Among the transcendentalists' core beliefs was the belief in an ideal spirituality
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Unformatted text preview: that "transcends" the physical and empirical and is realized only through the individual's intuition , rather than through the doctrines of established religions. And again based on the same source, both Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman were major figures in this movement. Sources cited: Wikipedia . 2011. Wikimedia Foundation. 15 Jun. 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendentalism....
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