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The political thought of Henry David Thoreau : privatism and the practice of philosophy

Author: Jonathan McKenzie
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2016 2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyses not only Thoreau's well-known works but also his journals and correspondence to provide a fresh portrait of the Sage of Walden as a radical individualist. This new account examines the  Read more...

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Named Person: Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan McKenzie
ISBN: 9780813166308 0813166306 9780813166315 0813166314 9780813166322 0813166322
OCLC Number: 968249040
Description: 1 online resource (215 pages)
Contents: The philosophical risks of politics --
Reflective simplification: the questions of a philosophical life --
Poverty eternal --
Life near the bone --
Wildness: the phenomenology of freedom --
How to mind your own business --
The fullness of life

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"McKenzie's nuanced, provocative analysis reveals Thoreau as a multifaceted philosopher who brilliantly wrestled with the complexities of ethical participation in modern democracy." -- Northern Read more...

 
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