Transcendentalisms in Literature: A Guide to the Art of the Transcendent
The term transcendentalism was coined in the mid-19th century by French existentialist Max Horkheimer, who claimed that “we are all born with a transcendental consciousness which is the key to understanding the universe”.
Horkheim was perhaps most famous for writing A Theory of Everything, a work that sought to explain how the world came to be, and why.
Its premise, Horkheiser believed, was that, like God, we are the most intelligent beings on the planet.
As such, we have the power to create our own reality, which we can call our own.
Horkherr’s work also challenged the conventional ideas of the age: it challenged the idea that our lives are defined by a single set of laws, the rules of the game, and that we are bound by the rules for how we perceive the world.
The idea that the world is an illusion, or at least one that we can’t see, that we have no control over, that everything that happens is outside of our control, has a powerful impact on how we experience our lives and our world.
In many ways, it was a major influence on Horkheit, the existentialism of the Enlightenment.
Its influence was even stronger in the twentieth century, when a number of influential thinkers, including Horkholtz and Horkoge, challenged the traditional notion of the universe as a static, unchangeable, static entity.
Transcendence, however, has also been an important theme in the history of the Western world.
As early as the 12th century, the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus wrote about the idea of an immortal soul.
“The soul,” Democrisus wrote, “is in the universe and in the bodies of the gods”.
In this sense, Democrates believed that souls were immortal.
Transcending the limitations of the physical, Demos argues, was the key that allowed souls to escape the physical world, and so they were able to travel to another plane.
Democrism was a significant influence on the Enlightenment, as well as on the rise of science and mathematics.
The word “transcendence” has been used by some to describe the notion of an eternal state of mind.
This state of consciousness, however is not a physical one, but a spiritual one.
Philosophers such as Bertrand Russell have described transcendent states of consciousness as “entertaining states” that allow us to perceive the universe differently, and to understand how it works.
Russell has also said that we cannot experience our world in terms of physical laws, but rather in terms “of the Divine Being, the One Being who rules all things”.
Russell’s ideas were not universally accepted in the West, however.
In his book Philosophical Investigations, which was published in 1690, Aristotle wrote that there was no such thing as transcendent knowledge or transcendental experience, but that the “intellect is capable of experiencing the whole world”.
The French philosopher Descartes rejected the idea in his Philosophie des Beaux-Arts in the 17th century.
Descartesian thought was widely considered to be flawed and irrational, and many philosophers who embraced his philosophy saw him as a follower of a “savage and barbaric” Greek philosopher.
But by the early 19th century and beyond, Descarte had begun to embrace a number modern scientific ideas, such as the idea we have a limited knowledge of the world and that our world is comprised of a finite set of objects.
It was in the 20th century that a number prominent philosophers such as Søren Kierkegaard and Sigmund Freud began to push the idea further in terms that would shape the way we experience the world, one that would eventually become known as the Enlightenment project.
Philosopher Sønstebøren, who would go on to influence the modern world in many respects, is credited with having coined the term “transcending experience”.
Transcendented experience is a term coined by Kierkegaards philosopher, Sørgen Kierkegens famous work on the meaning of transcendent experience.
Transcentent experience involves the sense of an experience which transcends the physical or causal limitations of our physical body.
It is the feeling that, for example, when I walk into a room, or enter a room with someone, I am able to perceive their entire body and the world around me.
It’s not that I can physically perceive what they are doing or how they are talking to me, but the way I am perceived.
Sørgens view is quite different from that of Descartses, who believed that there is a fixed physical or “natural” world, but which can be changed.
“There is no world, there is only the mind,” Sørandens famous statement says.
This statement is important because it allows us to