The Transcendentalist

Various authors have talked about philosophy, have written many essays, poems, ECT. Transcendentalism is a philosophy that is practiced by few because of its drastic views. It is a difficult task to succeed; many people have found it difficult to go against society. Transcendentalism is a flawed philosophy and is not effective, but it does have a few good points. It is flawed because it contradicts itself and because of its negative views, although it has some points that are positive. It ...

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the kind of berries he could eat…" (Krakauer 5). The philosophy requires the use of minimal technology; but in the wild, will prove fatal. Jon Krakauer describes Chris's gear going into the Alaskan interior, "His gear seemed exceedingly minimal for the harsh conditions of the interior…" (5). It calls for a follower to be an individualist but at the same time it says the follower is part of a whole. The contradictions of this philosophy make it not effective. Its negative views that make the philosophy are ineffective in western society. A view that corrupts it is that a thing is not itself. Nathaniel Brandon talks about how he disagrees with it, "Existence exists (that which is, is) and consciousness is conscious (man is able to ...

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Added: 7/31/2006 03:21:34 PM
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