The Portable Thoreau

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 1101128100
Genre : Literary Collections
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An updated edition of Thoreau's most widely read works Self-described as "a mystic, a transcendentalist, and a natural philosopher to boot," Henry David Thoreau dedicated his life to preserving his freedom as a man and as an artist. Nature was the fountainhead of his inspiration and his refuge from what he considered the follies of society. Heedless of his friends' advice to live in a more orthodox manner, he determinedly pursued his own inner bent-that of a poet-philosopher-in prose and verse. Edited by noted Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer, this edition promises to be the new standard for those interested in discovering the great thinker's influential ideas about everything from environmentalism to limited government. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Literary Collections

Henry David Thoreau

Author : Frank Schäfer
ISBN : 9783518752166
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Am 12. Juli 2017 jährt sich der 200. Geburtstag von Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), dem Aussteiger, Naturfreund, störrischen und faszinierenden Freigeist und Rebellen – der zum amerikanischen Nationalheiligen wurde. Aus diesem Anlass erscheint jetzt die erste umfassende deutsche Biographie. Wer war dieser Mensch, der, aufgewachsen als Sohn eines Bleistiftfabrikanten, in Harvard alte Sprachen studierte und die antiken Klassiker im Original las? Seine Karriere als Lehrer aufs Spiel setzte, weil er sich weigerte, seine Schüler mit dem Rohrstock zu malträtieren. Der sich, ein 28-jähriger menschenscheuer Junggeselle, zwei Jahre, zwei Monate und zwei Tage in eine selbstgebaute Blockhütte am Waldensee zurückzog, um außerhalb aller gesellschaftlicher Konventionen zu leben, und darüber ein Buch schrieb, das bis heute Pflichtlektüre für jeden Amerikaner geblieben ist: Walden. Der lieber ins Gefängnis ging, als die USA mit Steuergeldern für ihre Sklavenpolitik und den expandierenden Mexiko-Krieg zu unterstützen, und darüber sein Traktat »Über die Pflicht zum Ungehorsam gegen den Staat« verfasste, das zum Kanon politischer Protestliteratur gehört, das Mahatma Gandhi als Lehrbuch an seine Schüler verteilte, das Martin Luther King und die amerikanische Bürgerrechtsbewegung im Marschgepäck trugen und das die Occupy-Bewegung heute für sich entdeckt hat. Frank Schäfers wissenschaftlich fundierte, spannend erzählte Biographie des einflussreichen Denkers, Politikers und Schriftstellers beantwortet diese Fragen. Er zeichnet das Porträt eines Mannes, dessen »Experimente« und Bücher die Welt verändert haben und heute aktueller denn je sind.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Portable Emerson

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
ISBN : 9780698155688
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume, edited by Carl Bode in collaboration with Malcolm Cowley, presents the essential Emerson, selected from works that eloquently express the philosophy of a worldly idealist. The Portable Emerson comprises essays, including “History,” “Self-Reliance,” “The Over-Soul,” “Circles,” and “The Poet”; Emerson’s first book, Nature, in its entirety; twenty-two poems, including “Uriel,” “The Humble-Bee,” and “Give All to Love”; orations, including “The American Scholar,” “The Fugitive Slave Law,” and “John Brown”; English Traits, complete; and biographical essays on Plato, Napoleon, Henry David Thoreau, Thomas Carlyle, and others.
Category: Philosophy

Penguin Classics Catalogue

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ISBN : 9780141398846
Genre : Reference
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In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu
Category: Reference

Creating A Sustainable Vision Of Nonviolence In Schools And Society

Author : Singh, Swaranjit
ISBN : 9781522522102
Genre : Social Science
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A nonviolent environment provides many benefits to its population. Although all industries can reap the rewards of nonviolence, its positive impacts can particularly be examined in applied disciplines like conflict resolution, child development, criminal justice, and social work. Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society is a unique reference source that discusses the value that nonviolent spaces can add to educational institutions and societies. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant topics including conflict skills, intersectional dialogue, mentoring, co-existence, and police brutality, this is an outstanding resource of academic material for educators, academicians, graduate students, and researchers seeking to expand their knowledge on nonviolent methods and techniques for educational environments.
Category: Social Science

The Handy Philosophy Answer Book

Author : Naomi Zack
ISBN : 9781578592777
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 83.70 MB
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Combining a basic history of philosophical thought with the often quirky personal stories of famous philosophers, this comprehensive introduction to the world of philosophy answers more than 1,000 questions, ranging from What was the Enlightenment? to Why did the Pythagorians avoid fava beans? Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and civilization as a whole. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge basesÑfrom junior high to junior collegeÑthis is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.
Category: Philosophy


Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : OCLC:250692682
Genre : Verschiedene Strömungen gegen Ende des 19. Jh
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Category: Verschiedene Strömungen gegen Ende des 19. Jh

American Philosophy

Author : Erin McKenna
ISBN : 9781441183750
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 36.3 MB
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American Philosophy offers the first historically framed introduction to the tradition of American philosophy and its contemporary engagement with the world. Born out of the social and political turmoil of the Civil War, American philosophy was a means of dealing with conflict and change. In the turbulence of the 21st century, this remains as relevant as ever. Placing the work of present-day American philosophers in the context of a history of resistance, through a philosophical tradition marked by a commitment to pluralism, fallibilism and liberation, this book tells the story of a philosophy shaped by major events that call for reflection and illustrates the ways in which philosophy is relevant to lived experience. This book presents a survey of the historical development of American philosophy, as well as coverage of key contemporary issues in America including race theory, feminism, indigenous peoples, and environmentalism and is the ideal introduction to the work of the major American thinkers, past and present, and the sheer breadth of their ideas and influence.
Category: Philosophy

Shakespeare And The American Nation

Author : Kim C. Sturgess
ISBN : 0521835852
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Why do so many Americans celebrate Shakespeare, a long-dead English poet and playwright? By the nineteenth century newly independent America had chosen to reject the British monarchy and Parliament, class structure and traditions, yet their citizens still made William Shakespeare a naturalized American hero. Today the largest group of overseas visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Bankside's Shakespeare's Globe Theatre come from America. Why? Is there more to Shakespeare's American popularity than just a love of men in doublet and hose speaking soliloquies? This book tells the story of America's relationship with Shakespeare. The story of how and why Shakespeare became a hero within American popular culture. Sturgess provides evidence of a comprehensive nineteenth-century appropriation of Shakespeare to the cause of the American Nation and shows that, as America entered the twentieth century a new world power, for many Americans Shakespeare had become as American as George Washington.
Category: Literary Criticism