Ralph Waldo Emerson INTUITIVE SAGE POET
Emerson • Transcendentalist manifesto- Nature (1836) • There is Correspondence between human soul and everything that exist in the world. • Man contains all within himself.
Emerson • Journal- struggle with philosophical ideas “in order to achieve personal and artistic integration in an age destitute of faith, but terrified at scepticism.”
Emerson • Individualism and belief in the primacy of personality- admired hero, genius, great man. • Seeking integration with nature. • Critical of emergent American commercialism