Simple Definition of transcendentalism
: a philosophy which says that thought and spiritual things are more real than ordinary human experience and material things
Full Definition of transcendentalism
1 : a philosophy that emphasizes the a priori conditions of knowledge and experience or the unknowable character of ultimate reality or that emphasizes the transcendent as the fundamental reality
2 : a philosophy that asserts the primacy of the spiritual and transcendental over the material and empirical
3 : the quality or state of being transcendental; especially : visionary idealism
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