Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 –1882) was an American philosopher and poet, and the leading exponent of New England TranscendentalismThis was an idealistic system of thought based on faith in the innate goodness of man and nature, whose purity has been corrupted by society and its institutions.Transcendentalists believed that divinity is present and pervades the whole […]

Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Rhodora