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Part 8 – Transcendentalism to Innate Intelligence

December 20, 2023

Complete your journey into the philosophical building blocks leading up to DD Palmer’s integral worldview in this concluding segment. Discover the Romantic Era’s attempts to reunite reason and feeling, spirit and nature. Learn how seminal figures like Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman expressed the divine within while embracing science and democracy. Appreciate how their transcendentalism and ideas on nature, individuality, and the “Oversoul” resonated with Palmer’s philosophy. Round out your Integral chiropractic education by seeing its resonance with key strands of Western thought.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the Romantics’ attempts to bridge reason and feeling after Kant’s divisions
  • Recognize how American transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau expressed the spiritual within nature
  • Relate DD Palmer’s Universal Intelligence to the transcendentalists’ conception of the “Oversoul”
  • Contextualize the emergence of psychology and alternatives to materialism in the late 1800s
  • Bridge philosophy, science and spirituality by applying an Integral framework to chiropractic’s origins