Icouldn't figure out what the central idea was that held all those authors andpoets and philosophers together so that they deserved this categorical name,Transcendentalists.
Thoreau, Henry David. "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For." Walden; or, Life in the Woods. Lit2Go Edition. 1854. Web. >. February 11, 2018.
Генри Дэвид Торо (англ. Henry David Thoreau)
Henry David Thoreau was born on July l2, 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. Under the influence of his brother John, an amateur ornithologist, he developed an interest in nature and spent much of his youth exploring the town's ponds and woods.
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Thoreau became increasingly involved with the social and political issues of his time. He often spoke out against economic injustice and slavery. With other members of his family, Thoreau helped runaway slaves escape to freedom in Canada. His 1849 essay, Civil Disobedience, eventually brought him international recognition.
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Unquestionably, Thoreau enjoys greater national and international popularity today than ever before. His books are selling at an unprecedented rate. People are particularly drawn to his belief of finding spirituality in nature -- a philosophy woven throughout his books and essays. As our lives become ever more complex, we hunger for simplicity and a communion with nature that Thoreau insists will lead to truth and spiritual renewal.
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As a scientist, Thoreau embraced the controversial work of Darwin, and developed theories of forest succession at the same time one of Harvard’s leading naturalists, Louis Agassiz, was still touting the spontaneous generation of plants. Thoreau was able to praise the scientific method — "Science is always brave, for to know, is to know good; doubt and danger quail before her eye.” — while accepting its limitations: “With all your science can you tell how it is — & whence it is, that light comes into the soul?"
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Thoreau, speaking of the wind that blew through his house says, "To my
imagination it retained throughout the day more or less of this
auroral character, reminding me of a certain house on a mountain which
I had visited the year before" (Thoreau 235).
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As a naturalist, Thoreau understood that the path to a greater understanding of our life on earth is through an understanding of the natural world around us and of which we are part: “We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and Titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder cloud, and the rain which lasts three weeks and produces freshets. We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander." — "I suppose that what in other men is religion is in me love of nature."