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Metaphysics - 19th Century

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  • Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802 - 1866)
    Extracted from Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (February 16, 1802 – January 16, 1866), was a New England philosopher, magnetizer, mesmerist, healer, and inventor, who resided in Belfast, Maine, and had an o...
  • Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
    Quote from Henry David With every child begins the world again. ---------------------------------- A descendant of Mayflower passenger, Richard Warren. Henry David Thoreau was born 12 July 1817 i...
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
    American author, poet, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson first formulated the philosophy of Transcendentalism. His essay "Nature" expresses this philosophy. He also wrote "The Concord Hymn" and coi...
  • William Ellery Channing, Poet (1818 - 1901)
    William Ellery Channing (November 29, 1818 – December 23, 1901) was a Transcendentalist poet, nephew of the Unitarian preacher Dr. William Ellery Channing. (His namesake uncle was usually known as "Dr....
  • William Henry Channing (1810 - 1884)
    William Henry Channing (May 25, 1810 – December 23, 1884) was an American Unitarian clergyman, writer and philosopher. Contents * 1 Biography * 2 Larger works * 3 Literature * 4 See also * 5 ...

Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of consciousness and existence. In popular usage the word refers loosely to a number of non-traditional belief systems and spiritual practices.

This project includes key metaphysical wirters and teachers of the 19th century.

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