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Department
English
Course
ENG250Y1
Professor
Tony Fong
Semester
Winter

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ENG250Y1LECTURE NOTESOctober 7 2013 IntroductionThese are transcendentalism narratives Transcendentalists opposed realism Believed in the unity of the world and god there is an equation between the world god is found externally within everything Movement began in 1856 roughlyKey element of thought was the rejection of past doctrines this included documents on politics religion and philosophy SourcesoRomanticism platonic philosophy and germanic idealismGermanic idealismFrom KantA priorprior to experience the truths are already within usEmerson focuses on the unit a true union between god and man Unitarism rejected Calvinism oRomanticismEmerson was influenced by this movement Beauty and divinity is found in naturePrivilege in the everyday a poetry of the peopleoPlatonic philosophyPhenomena touch vs noumena intuitiononly a few are capable of noumenaBoth are considered knowledgeRejects Calvinism born with sinRejects rationalism Hume and Locke
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