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its leading exponent,described both this shift and the derivation of the movement's name thus:"It is well known to most of my audience, that the Idealism of the presentday acquired the name of Transcendental, from the use of that term by ImmanuelKant, of Konigsberg, who replied to the skeptical philosophy of Locke,which insisted that there was nothing in the intellect which was not previouslyin the experience of the senses, by showing that there was a very importantclass of ideas, or imperative forms, which did not come by experience,but through which experience was acquired; that these were intuitions ofthe mind itself; and he denominated them Transcendental forms." [from ] Transcendentalism,then, is not as much concerned with a metaphysics that transcends our dailylives but rather with a new view of the mind that replaces Locke's empiricist,materialistic, and passive model with one emphasizing the role of the minditself in actively shaping experience.
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To grasp the significance of this paradigm shift, we have to understandhow dominant, even hegemonic, Lockean thought was in America, and particularlyat Harvard College through the 1830s, where most of the male Transcendentalistswere educated.
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While Transcendentalism's ambivalenceabout any communal effort that would compromise individual integrity preventedit from creating lasting institutions, it helped set the terms for beingan intellectual in America.
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Beginning as aquarrel within the Unitarian church, Transcendentalism's questioning ofestablished cultural forms, its urge to reintegrate spirit and matter,its desire to turn ideas into concrete action developed a momentum of itsown, spreading from the spheres of religion and education to literature,philosophy, and social reform.
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Brownson becamea Catholic, as did Sophia Ripley, and Elizabeth Peabody became a 'character.'"There were a number of younger and secondary figures such as Franklin Sanbornand Thomas Wentworth Higginson who perpetuated the movement through theirmemoirs and their own actions--Sanborn ran a progressive school in Concord,Higginson encouraged women such as Emily Dickinson to write--but the energywas gone and the social forms-clubs, periodicals like and , schools and communes--had in properTranscendentalist fashion self-destructed.