What was Sacredness of evaluation during the Romantic era?

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The Romantic era was an intellectual movement of the 1800s that privileged emotion and individualism as higher sources of truth, in contrast with other movements, such as naturalism, that stemmed from the Enlightenment. In some ways, Romanticism could be dismissed as anti-intellectual, as it blossomed in opposition to real human...

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The Romantic era was an intellectual movement of the 1800s that privileged emotion and individualism as higher sources of truth, in contrast with other movements, such as naturalism, that stemmed from the Enlightenment. In some ways, Romanticism could be dismissed as anti-intellectual, as it blossomed in opposition to real human improvements that predated this intellectual movement. But aspects of these previous, more rationalist movements are retained in certain aspects of Romanticism—just not typically in the depictions of life in Romantic art and literature. The Sacredness of Evaluation could therefore refer to the more surrealistic representation of reality and living that characterized the Romantic time period in social institutions and art, in contrast to the earlier, Enlightenment-inspired depictions that Romanticism moved away from.

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