Henry David Thoreau

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Henry David Thoreau
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Thoreau in 1856
Born Julie 12, 1817(1817-07-12)
Concord, Massachusetts, Unitit States
Died Mey 6, 1862(1862-05-06) (aged 44)
Concord, Massachusetts, Unitit States
Alma mater Harvard College
Era 19th century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
Schuil Transcendentalism[1]
Main interests
Ethics, Poetry, Releegion, Politics, Biology, Filosofie, History
Notable ideas
Aboleetionism, tax resistance, development creeticism, ceevil disobedience, conscientious objection, direct action, environmentalism, anarchism, simple livin
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Henry David Thoreau (Julie 12, 1817 – Mey 6, 1862) wis an American essayist, poet, filosofer, aboleetionist, naituralist, tax reseester, development creetic, surveyor, an historian. A leadin transcendentalist,[2] Thoreau is best kent for his beuk Walden, a reflection upon simple livin in naitural surroondins, an his essay "Civil Disobedience" (oreeginally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an argument for disobedience tae an unjust state.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Furtak, Rick. "Henry David Thoreau". The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved 27 Julie 2013. 
  2. Howe, Daniel Walker, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848. ISBN 978-0-19-507894-7, p. 623.