Some time ago, I contrasted the principles of Secular Humanism, as defined in the Free Inquiry website, with transcendentalism (the American version of European romanticism), as defined in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and noticed they oppose on each and every aspects (except freedom/individualism):
_Secularism vs. mysticism
_Free market vs. social utopism
_Objectivity vs. subjectivity
_Empirical sciences/Reason vs. Intuition
_Materialism/Naturalism vs. Idealism
_Epicureanism vs. buddhism/hindhuism
I would like to know what our humanist community members think of romanticism, transcendentalism, and the hippie movement that it heavily influenced (through the Beat Generation in part).
Edit: What I find ironic is that these other (aristocratic, romantic, transcendental etc.) individualists, although they want to act with others as (aristocratic, romantic, transcendental etc.) individualists, yet they expect from others to be treated humanistically (with fairness, objectivity, compassion, materialistic care and generosity, etc.).