Transcendentalism was an American movement in literature, philosophy and politics that emerged in the 1820s and 1830s. The movement first developed among New England Congregationalists, who rejected the notions of predes... More »

Anti-transcendentalism was a literary subgenre that focused on human fallibility and proneness to sin. This subgenre is better known as dark romanticism, according to Education Portal. More »

The main characteristics of American transcendentalism are the belief in the good found in both man and nature, but that they can be come corrupted by society. This was both a religious movement and a philosophical one. ... More »

The different branches of humanities include literature, art, music, philosophy, history, religion and language. People use the humanities to document and explore the human experience, and there are further branches that... More »

Because the press has often played a significant role in shaping the course of politics, and viewed as an important force in government, it has been referred to as the fourth estate in relation to the other three traditi... More »

The components of a civilization are made up of the attitudes toward religion, economics, health and politics. A civilization is defined as a group of people who are working toward several common goals with the same inte... More »

Unrestrained decadence is often associated with the fall of the Roman Empire and, in contemporary society, human greed has led to disparities of wealth and class and corruption in business and politics. These factors com... More »