transcendentalism
noun Date: 1803 1. a philosophy that emphasizes the a priori conditions of knowledge and experience or the unknowable character of ultimate reality or that emphasizes the transcendent as the fundamental reality 2. a philosophy that asserts the primacy of the spiritual and transcendental over the material and empirical 3. the quality or state of being transcendental; especially visionary idealism • transcendentalist adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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