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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Philosophy
transcendentalismtran‧scen‧den‧tal‧is‧m /ˌtrænsenˈdentəl-ɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  RPthe belief that knowledge can be obtained by studying thought rather than by practical experience
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transcendentalismMany were drawn to a movement called transcendentalism, without ever being able to define for others quite what the word meant.Andrew and I spent many hours on the Windrush porch discussing almost everything under the sun from party politics to mystic transcendentalism.
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