The Transcendentalist theories and ideas might have made a valid point in the 1800’s and actually made sense to follow through with and understand, however this concept does not seem to have a stable place in the world today....[tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalism] - Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in Boston in 1803.As we know, individualism has been interpreted in many forms throughout history.
Once a person is initiated they are granted membership into the religion and are given a sense of belonging.
The sense of being part of a bigger picture is a commonality found in all humans.
He was born in Boston, and used his experience at Harvard and as a Unitarian Reverend to help start this revolution.
He eventually would come to the conclusion that the individual is more morally just than religion.
He was a son of Unitarian minister and the descendant of New England clergymen.
This led him to become a minister himself and later quit to focus on his philosophy called transcendentalism.
These groups then create dogmas and doctrines that are to be followed and perceived as true.
From the doctrines rituals and rites form leading to a sense of unity through initiation.
- A group of logical thinkers called the American Transcendentalists existed in the time lasting only roughly 20-30 years from the 1830s to the 1860’s, but the ideas of these philosophers in this particular era proved to be extremely unique.
They focused on answering questions of the unknown and providing a deeper understanding of man and the universe.