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Definition of "transcendentalist" [tran•scen•den•tal•ist]

  • One who believes in transcendentalism. (noun)
  • A group of philosophers who assert that true knowledge is obtained by faculties of the mind that transcend sensory experience; those who exalt intuition above empirical knowledge and ordinary mentation. Used in modern times of some post-Kantian German philosophers, and of the school of Emerson. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "transcendentalist" in a sentence
  • "This middle zone of power and mastery is the path of the modern transcendentalist, and the one who walks it and lives in unification with its laws is the _modern transcendentalist_ of the new civilization."
  • "You are a magician, and your book is a marvel, a real wonder in the history of philosophy, making, if I mistake not, an entirely new era in respect of matter, but unlike the works of genius of the 'transcendentalist' movement (which are so obscurely and abominably and inaccessibly written), a pure classic in point of form."
  • "It should be noted that in this period the term "transcendentalist" is extended beyond its usual meaning and loosely applied to those thinkers who"