Following this arc of American Transcendentalism, where does it go? For me, it led to R. Buckminster Fuller and his “explorations in the geometry of thinking” aka Synergetics. However that wasn’t what was on tap at Princeton in the 1970s where I did my undergraduate studies, with a thesis on Wittgenstein’s later philosophy. I got into “the Bucky stuff” as I call it, in the early 1980s. I still work as a developer in this area, lo these many decades later. Fuller’s great aunt, Margaret Fuller, was definitely a transcendentalist. I would categorize Fuller that way too, citing No More Secondhand God especially. Autobiography mattered for him too.

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