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Emerson and Thoreau's Travels

Summary: Essay explores the relevance of transcendentalist philosophies today.

What's the point of philosophy if it will not always prove true in its land of birth? Many today believe that the notions of Transcendentalist philosophers are defunct in America today. They do not exist in the United States, but they do exist in other countries. Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson are two of those philosophers. Nobody in America lives under their credence, but the contradictory is unquestionably true as faiths thrive in other countries.

Some of Thoreau's views have worked in America. Civil disobedience has been used by the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and others, but not with as large an effect as in India. When Britain occupied India, Mahatma Ghandi, influence by Thoreau's writings, organized the Indian people to civilly disobey the whole of England's occupying forces. The English were overtaken and eventually, they left India. This ideal would never...

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