American transcendentalism
Download
1 / 5

American Transcendentalism - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 295 Views
  • Uploaded on

American Transcendentalism. The Transcendentalists: True Reality is Spiritual. These people believed that to find the truth about God, the universe, and one’s self, one must transcend, or go beyond, the everyday experiences of the physical world. Idealism  Transcendentalism.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'American Transcendentalism' - adler


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

The transcendentalists true reality is spiritual
The Transcendentalists: True Reality is Spiritual

  • These people believed that to find the truth about God, the universe, and one’s self, one must transcend, or go beyond, the everyday experiences of the physical world.


Idealism transcendentalism
Idealism  Transcendentalism

  • Greek philosophy of idealism was at the root of Transcendentalism

  • Idealists said that true reality was found in ideas, not in the imperfect physical world.

  • They sought the pure reality – the “ideal” that was beneath physical appearances.

  • American Transcendentalists were idealists in a more practical sense.

    • They believed that humanity could be perfected, and they worked to make this idea a reality.


A transcendental view of the world
A Transcendental View of the World

  • Everything, including people, is a reflection of the divine.

  • The physical world is a doorway to the spiritual world.

  • People can use intuition to sense God in nature or in their own souls.

  • A person is his or her own best authority.

  • Feeling and intuition are superior to reason and intellect.


Two famous american transcententalists
TWO FAMOUS AMERICAN TRANSCENTENTALISTS

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • Most influential Transcendentalist

    • Mentor to Thoreau

  • Henry David Thoreau

    • Influenced Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.


ad