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Thoreau's Living Ethics Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

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ISBN-10: 082032843X

ISBN-13: 9780820328430

Edition: 2004

Authors: Philip Cafaro

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Thoreau's Living Ethicsis the first full, rigorous account of Henry Thoreau's ethical philosophy. Focused onWaldenbut ranging widely across his writings, the study situates Thoreau within a long tradition of ethical thinking in the West, from the ancients to the Romantics and on to the present day. Philip Cafaro shows Thoreau grappling with important ethical questions that agitated his own society and discusses his value for those seeking to understand contemporary ethical issues.Cafaro's particular interest is in Thoreau's treatment of virtue ethics: the branch of ethics centered on personal and social flourishing. Ranging across the central elements of Thoreau's philosophy--life, virtue,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 3/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Philip Cafaro is professor of philosophy and an affiliated faculty member in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University. He is the author of Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue and coeditor of Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation.