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The Impact of Thoreau's Political Activism

Paul Friedrich

in Thoreau's Importance for Philosophy

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780823239306
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823239344 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823239306.003.0013

Series: American Philosophy (FUP)

The Impact of Thoreau's Political Activism

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A popular misunderstanding of Thoreau is that he was a dropout from society, not participating in the political life of his time. This caricature is refuted by a brief litany of Thoreau's many forms of principled and committed involvement in politics, including but not limited to his work in the anti-slavery movement.

Keywords: Bhagavad Gita; nonviolent resistance; civil disobedience; Gandhi; slavery; race; justice

Chapter.  1935 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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