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  • n  any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

  • Something comes in the air a yoyo, Tiny Tim, Nehru shirts, transcendentalism and people go all out for it.
  • And what, after all, could be a more fitting philosophy than transcendentalism for the Beatles, who have repeatedly transcended the constricting identities foisted on them by press .
  • The phrase fin-de-sicle has long stood for a filleted sort of consciousness: the epicine, misty, dandified transcendentalism and caf demonolatry whose sturdier ancestors were .

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson in Atlantic Free Press
    What is popularly called Transcendentalism among us, is Idealism,spoke American genius Ralph Waldo Emerson in a lecture at the Masonic Temple in Boston in 1842. "As thinkers, mankind have ever divided into two sects, the Materialists and...
  • Robert Greenberg in NPR
    He bought into the New England transcendentalism thoroughly,Greenberg says, "and with that, the idea that all things are related, and all things could stand cheek by jowl. His music has been compared to those wonderful barnyard paintings...

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