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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 05/1996





Note Editore

Thoreau's political writing is intensely personal and direct. Both his life and work focus uncompromisingly on the question 'how should I live?', and for Thoreau, no element of day-to-day existence is left untouched by moral and political issues. This 1996 edition of Thoreau's political essays includes 'Civil Disobedience', selections from Walden, 'Life Without Principle', and the anti-slavery addresses, such as 'Slavery in Massachusetts'. In her introduction, Nancy L. Rosenblum places the essays in the context of Thoreau's life of self-examination, and the debates about the abolition of slavery, and she analyses the themes of citizenship and resistance that have made Thoreau an enduring influence in political philosophy and practice.




Sommario

Introduction; Chronology and bibliography; 1. 'Resistance to civil government'; 2. 'Economy', 'Higher laws', 'Conclusion' (from Walden); 3. 'Life without principle'; 4. 'Slavery in Massachusetts'; 5. 'A plea for Captain John Brown'; 6. 'Martyrdom of John Brown'; 7. 'The last days of John Brown'.




Prefazione

Thoreau's political writing is intensely personal and direct, and this 1996 edition includes some of his most heartfelt and influential work. Nancy L. Rosenblum also examines Thoreau's life and analyses the themes of citizenship and resistance that have made him an enduring influence in political philosophy and practice.




Trama

In her introduction, Nancy L. Rosenblum places the essays in the context of Thoreau's life of self-examination, and the debates about the abolition of slavery, and she analyzes the themes of citizenship and resistance that have made Thoreau an enduring influence in political philosophy and practice.







Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9780521470902

Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Dimensioni: 216 x 16 x 140 mm Ø 430 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Pagine Arabe: 218






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