The philosophical history of the past few hundred years reveals how cultures revolve between periods of progressive growth followed by times of Romantic upheaval. These romantic revolutions call for a return to more traditional sources of meaning and value. The original romantic movement was born in the late 18th Century in response to the failure of the French Revolution and the hardships of the Industrial Revolution.
In this lecture you will learn about the nature of Romantic Revolutions and explore the similarities between the English poets of the 18th Century, the Transcendentalists of the 19th Century, the hippies of the 1960’s and Hipsters of today.
You will see that the original romantic movement is still alive and well even if it periodically goes underground for a time.