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Thoreau's Importance for Philosophy$
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Rick Anthony Furtak, Jonathan Ellsworth, and James D. Reid

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823239306

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823239306.001.0001

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An Emerson Gone Mad

An Emerson Gone Mad

Thoreau's American Cynicism

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Thoreau's Importance for Philosophy

Doughs R. Anderson

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In this chapter, Anderson argues that Thoreau's philosophical outlook is closely tied to post-Socratic thought, especially that of the Cynics. In assessing this relation, one can see the practical import of Thoreau's essays, and his humor, as challenges to accepting conventions as guides to the conduct of life.

Keywords:   Antisthenes, Cynicism, Diogenes, Emerson, ancient philosophy

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