Transcendentalism : Pursuit Of Transcendentalism Essay

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Transcendentalism Scavenger Hunt
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The following resources will help you in answering questions 1-10:
Source 1: http://www.thomashampson.com/1997/02/03/the-american-renaissance-transcendentalism/
Source 2: http://transcendentalism-legacy.tamu.edu/ideas/

Step one: Gain a basic understanding of Transcendentalism.
What is the philosophy of American Transcendentalism? based around the idea that truth cannot be found through observation alone, and that individuals possess a sort of "inner light" that allows them to reach truth 2. What authors are associated with this movement?
Ralph Waldo Emerson Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Amos Bronson Alcott, Frederic Henry Hedge, and Theodore Parker. 3. What century did this movement take place in?
19th-century
The Transcendentalists stood at the heart of The American Renaissance-- the flowering of our nation 's thought in literature, poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture , and music in the period roughly designated from 1835-1880. What area of the U.S. did this movement begin in?
American Renaissance
Emerson attempted to define the philosophy in simple terms as "What is popularly called Transcendentalism among us, is Idealism; Idealism as it appears in 1842." But it is much larger and more…

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