Transcendentalism Definition

Any of various philosophies that propose to discover the nature of reality by investigating the process of thought rather than the objects of sense experience: the philosophies of Kant, Hegel, and Fichte are examples of transcendentalism.
Webster's New World
By extension, the philosophical ideas of Emerson and some other 19th-cent. New Englanders, based on a search for reality through spiritual intuition.
Webster's New World
The quality or state of being transcendental.
American Heritage
Any obscure, visionary, or idealistic thought.
Webster's New World
The transcending, or going beyond, empiricism, and ascertaining a priori the fundamental principles of human knowledge.
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