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Wildness As Political Act

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225507
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235506 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0006

Series: American Philosophy

Wildness As Political Act

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This chapter examines the idea of wilderness as political act by turning to one of Henry D. Thoreau's essays entitled “A Winter Walk.” Thoreau's essays give emphasis to wildness as political act. The chapter identifies the kind of political action or engagement to which Thoreau was always committed: action that, pragmatically speaking, has an effect or makes a difference in some ameliorative direction.

Keywords: wildness; political act; Henry D. Thoreau; A Winter Walk

Chapter.  3114 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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