skip to content
Thoreau's living ethics : Walden and the pursuit of virtue Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Thoreau's living ethics : Walden and the pursuit of virtue

Author: Philip Cafaro
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Thoreau's Living Ethics is the first full account of Henry Thoreau's ethical philosophy. Focused on Walden but ranging widely across his writings, the study situates Thoreau within a long tradition of ethical thinking in the West, from the ancients to the romantics and on to the present day. Philip Cafaro shows Thoreau grappling with important ethical questions that agitated his own society and discusses his value  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Cafaro
ISBN: 0820326100 9780820326108
OCLC Number: 53953806
Description: xii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Challenge --
Life --
Virtue --
Economy --
Solitude and Society --
Nature --
Politics --
Foundations --
Death.
Responsibility: Philip Cafaro.
More information:

Abstract:

Thoreau's Living Ethics is the first full, rigorous account of Henry Thoreau's ethical philosophy. Focused on Walden but ranging widely across his writings, the study situates Thoreau within a long  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Philip Cafaro understands very clearly and communicates very effectively the profoundly ethical basis for Thoreau's writings and convincingly details the many facets of Thoreau's ethical philosophy. Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53953806> # Thoreau's living ethics : Walden and the pursuit of virtue
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "53953806" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796425596#Place/athens_ga> ; # Athens, Ga.
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/gau> ;
   rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: sgp" ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796425596#Topic/ethik> ; # Ethik
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1356368> ; # Walden (Thoreau, Henry David)
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/68936476> ; # Henry David Thoreau
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796425596#Person/thoreau_henry_david_1817_1862> ; # Henry David Thoreau
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1167733> ; # Virtues in literature
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796425596#Topic/ethiek> ; # Ethiek
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1167724> ; # Virtues
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/915833> ; # Ethics
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/B931> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/818.309/e22/> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2004" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/239071647> ; # Philip Cafaro
   schema:datePublished "2004" ;
   schema:description "The Challenge -- Life -- Virtue -- Economy -- Solitude and Society -- Nature -- Politics -- Foundations -- Death."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/796425596> ;
   schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Thoreau's living ethics : Walden and the pursuit of virtue"@en ;
   schema:productID "53953806" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53953806#PublicationEvent/athens_ga_university_of_georgia_press_2004> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796425596#Agent/university_of_georgia_press> ; # University of Georgia Press
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53953806#Review/1387532555> ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0412/2003027270.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780820326108> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA448985> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53953806> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796425596#Agent/university_of_georgia_press> # University of Georgia Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "University of Georgia Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796425596#Person/thoreau_henry_david_1817_1862> # Henry David Thoreau
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1817" ;
   schema:deathDate "1862" ;
   schema:familyName "Thoreau" ;
   schema:givenName "Henry David" ;
   schema:name "Henry David Thoreau" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1167724> # Virtues
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Virtues"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1167733> # Virtues in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Virtues in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1356368> # Walden (Thoreau, Henry David)
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:name "Walden (Thoreau, Henry David)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/915833> # Ethics
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Ethics"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/239071647> # Philip Cafaro
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1962" ;
   schema:familyName "Cafaro" ;
   schema:givenName "Philip" ;
   schema:name "Philip Cafaro" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/68936476> # Henry David Thoreau
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1817" ;
   schema:deathDate "1862" ;
   schema:familyName "Thoreau" ;
   schema:givenName "Henry David" ;
   schema:name "Henry David Thoreau" ;
   schema:sameAs <http://d-nb.info/gnd/118622293> ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780820326108>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0820326100" ;
   schema:isbn "9780820326108" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53953806#Review/1387532555>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53953806> ; # Thoreau's living ethics : Walden and the pursuit of virtue
   schema:reviewBody ""Thoreau's Living Ethics is the first full account of Henry Thoreau's ethical philosophy. Focused on Walden but ranging widely across his writings, the study situates Thoreau within a long tradition of ethical thinking in the West, from the ancients to the romantics and on to the present day. Philip Cafaro shows Thoreau grappling with important ethical questions that agitated his own society and discusses his value for those seeking to understand contemporary ethical issues." "Cafaro's particular interest is in Thoreau's treatment of virtue ethics, the branch of ethics centered on personal and social flourishing. Ranging across the central elements of Thoreau's philosophy - life, virtue, economy, solitude and society, nature, and politics - Cafaro shows Thoreau developing a comprehensive virtue ethics, less based in ancient philosophy than many recent efforts and more grounded in modern life and experience. He presents Thoreau's evolutionary experimental ethics as superior to the more static foundational efforts of current virtue ethicists." "Another main focus is Thoreau's environmental ethics. The book shows Thoreau not only anticipating recent arguments for wild nature's intrinsic value, but also demonstrating how a personal connection to nature furthers self-development, moral character, knowledge, and creativity. Thoreau's life and writings, argues Cafaro, present a positive, life-affirming environmental ethics, combining respect and restraint with an appreciation for human possibilities of flourishing within nature."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.