Pantheism vs Transcendentalism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between pantheism and transcendentalism

is that pantheism is while transcendentalism is the transcending, or going beyond, empiricism, and ascertaining a priori the fundamental principles of human knowledge.

pantheism

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Alternative forms

* sometimes hyphenated or expressed as a phrase: pan-theism', ' pan theism * sometimes either the P or (rarely) both the P and T are capitalized: Pantheism', ' PanTheism * variations of capitalization and spacing may be combined: Pan-theism', '''Pan-Theism''', '''Pan Theism''', ' Pan theism

Noun

(en noun)
  • The belief that the universe is in some sense divine and should be revered. Pantheism identifies the universe with God but denies any personality or transcendence of such a God.
  • (rare) The belief in all gods; omnitheism.
  • Quotations

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    Derived terms

    * neo-pantheism * pantheist * pantheists * pantheistic * pantheistical * pantheistically * pandeism * panentheism

    transcendentalism

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    Noun

  • The transcending, or going beyond, empiricism, and ascertaining a priori the fundamental principles of human knowledge.
  • Ambitious and imaginative vagueness in thought, imagery, or diction.
  • A philosophy which holds that reasoning is key to understanding reality (associated with Kant); philosophy which stresses intuition and spirituality (associated with Ralph Waldo Emerson); transcendental character or quality.
  • A movement of writers and philosophers in New England in the 19th century who were loosely bound together by adherence to an idealistic system of thought based on a belief in the essential supremacy of insight over logic and experience for the revelation of the deepest truths.