Henry David Thoreau and the Moral Agency of Knowing

Henry David Thoreau and the Moral Agency of Knowing
Author : Alfred I. Tauber
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 328
Release : 2001-05-07
ISBN 10 : 0520937333
ISBN 13 : 9780520937338
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry David Thoreau and the Moral Agency of Knowing Book Description:

In his graceful philosophical account, Alfred I. Tauber shows why Thoreau still seems so relevant today—more relevant in many respects than he seemed to his contemporaries. Although Thoreau has been skillfully and thoroughly examined as a writer, naturalist, mystic, historian, social thinker, Transcendentalist, and lifelong student, we may find in Tauber's portrait of Thoreau the moralist a characterization that binds all these aspects of his career together. Thoreau was caught at a critical turn in the history of science, between the ebb of Romanticism and the rising tide of positivism. He responded to the challenges posed by the new ideal of objectivity not by rejecting the scientific worldview, but by humanizing it for himself. Tauber portrays Thoreau as a man whose moral vision guided his life's work. Each of Thoreau's projects reflected a self-proclaimed "metaphysical ethics," an articulated program of self-discovery and self-knowing. By writing, by combining precision with poetry in his naturalist pursuits and simplicity with mystical fervor in his daily activity, Thoreau sought to live a life of virtue—one he would characterize as marked by deliberate choice. This unique vision of human agency and responsibility will still seem fresh and contemporary to readers at the start of the twenty-first century.

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Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Jack Halberstam
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-23 - Publisher: Duke University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Douglas M. Thompson
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-22 - Publisher: UPNE

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Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Caitlin O'Connell
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-02 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Rhoda Shapiro
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-08 - Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

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Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Donald D. Cox
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-10-01 - Publisher: Syracuse University Press

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