Thoreau"s Living Ethics Walden And the Pursuit of Virtue by Philip Cafaro

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Published by University of Georgia Press .

Written in English

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  • Environmentalist thought & ideology,
  • Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century,
  • Practical & applied ethics,
  • General,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Philosophy,
  • English,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • USA,
  • History & Surveys - 19th Century,
  • Criticism,
  • Nonfiction / Philosophy,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • American - General

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9895004M
ISBN 10082032843X
ISBN 109780820328430

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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.

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The main literary product of Thoreau’s time living in the woods was a book called Walden, a dense, unclassifiable text that is part autobiography, part nature writing, and part ‘simple living’ manifesto, but which is now widely regarded as one of the true classics of American literature.

Thoreau's Transcendentalist Principles. A person should devote himself to the search for the meaning of oneself and other living things, not in the accumulation of material goods. Physical and Mental Work. A person Thoreaus Living Ethics book be both physically and intellectually active throughout life.

Know Thyself. Thoreau believed the best way to "know. Thoreau’s Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue. Thoreau’s Walden, (Wikipedia summarizes,) “is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings” — a sort of memoir or collection of observations on man and nature, a celebration of the placid and the wild with a dose of wry skepticism about civilization.

Many of us will be familiar with Thoreau’s most famous book Walden, a paean to simple living, or the many pithy aphorisms attributed to him—one of the best known being that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”But who was Henry David Thoreau.

Gosh, where to start. Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts from, on his mother’s side, an old New England Scots-Quaker. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5.

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This book situates Thoreau within a long tradition of ethical thinking in the West, from the ancients to the Romantics. It shows Thoreau grappling with important ethical questions that agitated his own society and discusses his value for those seeking to understand the ethical issues.

Thoreau’s Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, xii + pages ISBN X (paper) US$22 95 Reviewed by Christopher Dustin, College of the Holy Cross In his Journal for SeptemThoreau.

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Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to 'the Wild, ' a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar. Thoreau's encounters with nature, Bennett argues, allowed him to resist his all-too-human tendency toward intellectual laziness, social conformity, and political complacency.1/5(1).

Walden and its meaning. Thoreau named his book after his retreat in the woods. As he explains, Near the end of March,I borrowed an axe and went down to the woods by Walden Pond, nearest to where I intended to build my house, and began to cut down some tall, arrowy white pines, still in their youth, for timber (p 37).

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Today countless people point to Thoreau as the father of this century’s environmental movement. Thoreau is an American original — an amazing mix of land surveyor and pencil designer, naturalist and social reformer, poet and philosopher.

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Thoreau's Living Ethics: "Waiden" and the Pursuit of Virtue. Athens: University of Georgia Press, David M. Robinson. Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press,   Taking a Leaf Out of Thoreau’s Book. By Brad Plumer and John Schwartz.

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Henry David Thoreau (thôr´ō, thərō´), –62, American author, naturalist, social activist, and philosopher, b. Concord, Mass., grad.

Harvard, Thoreau is considered one of the most influential figures in American thought and literature. A supreme individualist, he championed the human spirit against materialism and social conformity. Stein, W. "Thoreau's First Book, a Spoor of Yoga: The Orient in A Week." Emerson Society Quarterly -.

"Thoreau's Walden and the Bhagvad Gita." Topic 6 (Fall ): Top (Given below is a summary of MacShane's article) Various theories have been advanced to explain Thoreau's living in a hermit's solitude for over two years. Books shelved as virtue-ethics: After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory by Alasdair MacIntyre, The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle, Dialogues and Essays by.

Henry David Thoreau (–) is considered one of America’s most important authors and naturalists. Inhe completed Walden; or, Life in the Woods, which became his most important is based on Thoreau’s personal experiences at Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts, and describes a life devoted to personal development and the pursuit of knowledge of .

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