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Thoreau's importance for philosophy

Author: Rick Anthony Furtak; Jonathan Ellsworth; James D Reid
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2012.
Series: American philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explains Thoreau's philosophical significance and argues that we can still learn from his polemical conception of philosophy

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Anthony Furtak; Jonathan Ellsworth; James D Reid
ISBN: 9780823239306 0823239306
OCLC Number: 752471961
Description: viii, 300 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Locating Thoreau, reorienting philosophy / James D. Reid, Rick Anthony Furtak, and Jonathan Ellsworth --
Thoreau and Emersonian perfectionism / Stanley Bates --
Thoreau and the body / Russell B. Goodman --
Speaking extravagantly : philosophical territory and eccentricity in Walden / James D. Reid --
In wildness is the preservation of the world : Thoreau's environmental ethics / Philip J. Cafaro --
Articulating a huckleberry cosmos : Thoreau's environmental ethics / Laura Dassow Walls --
The value of being : Thoreau on appreciating the beauty of the world / Rick Anthony Furtak --
Thoreau's moral epistemology and its contemporary relevance / Alfred I. Tauber --
How Walden works : Thoreau and the Socratic art of provocation / Jonathan Ellsworth --
Wonder and affliction : Thoreau's Dionysian world / Edward F. Mooney --
An Emerson gone mad : Thoreau's American cynicism / Douglas R. Anderson --
Henry David Thoreau : the Asian thread / Robert Kuhn McGregor --
The impact of Thoreau's political activism / Paul Friedrich --
Walden revisited : an interview with Stanley Cavell / interviewed by Rick Anthony Furtak.
Series Title: American philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Rick Anthony Furtak, Jonathan Ellsworth, and James D. Reid.

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