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Political thought of Henry David Thoreau : privatism and the practice of philosophy

Author: Jonathan McKenzie
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work provides a fresh interpretation of Henry Thoreau's political theory through a comprehensive interpretation of public and private writings. While recent critics have opened new vistas in Thoreau interpretation, little attention has been paid to Thoreau's journals and correspondence.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan McKenzie
ISBN: 0813166322 9780813166322 9780813166315 0813166314
OCLC Number: 984815231
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.)
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.
Responsibility: Jonathan McKenzie.

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In The Political Thought of Henry David Thoreau, Jonathan McKenzie analyzes not only Thoreau's well-known works but also his journals and correspondence to provide a fresh portrait of the Sage of  Read more...

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"McKenzie valuably shows how Thoreau's unconventional privatist philosophy--to live in the present moment, to live one life at a time, to focus on what lies near at hand, to live near the bone--is Read more...

 
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