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Incidentally, while here in Maine I became much more philosophically close to Ralph Waldo Emerson, whom many read as a literary figure rather than a philosophical one. I disagree with such a read of him. While high flown, Emerson certainly offers some unique insights and demonstrates that there certainly is more than one sort of philosophical naturalism ("naturalism" being a commonly used term these days, but much misunderstood to say the least).
By and large I read a good sized chunk of Buell's Transcendentalism book, and I recommend it. Transcendentalism, like existentialism, is just one of those things that isn't so fashionable yet which still has, and probably always will have, a special place for me in my philosophical outlook.