The second edition of Live Ideas: Undergraduate Primary Texts Journal was published on Monday, April 15th! It includes artwork, poetry, short essays, and a longer article as well as a couple interviews!
Transcendentalism discovered keys to happiness long before modern psychology confirmed them. This is evident in Louisa May Alcott’s enduring novel, Little Women, as well as her other works. This paper explores the ideas of happiness found in Alcott’s works, and how her ideas were influenced by transcendentalism at large.