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New England Transcendentalism and Its Legacy

Evening Program on Zoom

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Code: 1J0085
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$25 - Non-Member
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Clockwise: Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

New England Transcendentalism of the 19th century was the first major movement of arts and letters in the United States, and it left a lasting imprint on the American mind and imagination. Richard Capobianco, a professor of philosophy at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, discusses the major themes of Transcendentalism and their far-reaching influence in American life. Among the themes he examines are the celebration of the individual and individual genius; the virtue of self-reliance; the tension between the individual and society; the view of conformity as a vice; the supreme value of nature; a new conception of divinity; the turn to sentiment; the primacy of poetry over science; and the movement's defining optimism about human nature and the future.

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