Thoreau s Nature

Thoreau s Nature

Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to 'the Wild, ' a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar.

Author: Jane Bennett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742521419

Category: Political Science

Page: 141

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Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to 'the Wild, ' a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar. Thoreau's encounters with nature, Bennett argues, allowed him to resist his all-too-human tendency toward intellectual laziness, social conformity, and political complacency. Bennett pursues this theme by constructing a series of dialogues between Thoreau and our contemporaries: Foucault on identity and power, Haraway on the nature/culture of division, Hollywood celebrities on the Walden Woods Project, the National Endowment for the Humanities on politics and art, and Kafka on the question of political idealism. The pertinence to the late 20th century of Thoreau's pursuit of independent judgment, ecological foresight, and moral nobility becomes apparent through these engagements
Categories: Political Science

Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom

Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom

Modernity and Political Thought was first published by Sage Publications,
Newbury Park, California. ... Rousseau: The Politics of the Ordinary (1994);
Volume 7, Jane Bennett, Thoreau 's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild (1994);
Volume 8, ...

Author: Thomas L. Dumm

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461609186

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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What is freedom? In this study, Thomas Dumm challenges the conventions that have governed discussions and debates concerning modern freedom by bringing the work of Michel Foucault into dialogue with contemporary liberal thought. While Foucault has been widely understood to have characterized the modern era as being opposed to the realization of freedom, Dumm shows how this characterization conflates FoucaultOs genealogy of discipline with his overall view of the practices of being free. Dumm demonstrates how FoucaultOs critical genealogy does not shrink from understanding the ways in which modern subjects are constrained and shaped by forces greater than themselves, but how it instead works through these constraints to provide, not simply a vision of liberation, but a joyous wisdom concerned with showing us, in his words, that we Oare much freer than we feel.O Both as an introduction to Foucault and as an intervention in liberal theory, Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom is bound to change how we think about the limits and possibilities of freedom in late modernity.
Categories: Philosophy

Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke

... Jane Bennett, Thoreau 's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild; Thomas Dumm,
Michel Fou- cault and the Politics of Freedom (Lanham, Boulder, New York,
Oxford: Rowman & Little- field, 2001). 2. Modernity and Political Thought was first
 ...

Author: Stephen K. White

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742521354

Category: Philosophy

Page: 97

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Edmund Burke: Modernity, Politics, and Aesthetics examines the philosophy of Burke in view of its contribution to our understanding of modernity. Stephen K. White argues that Burke shows us how modernity engenders an implicit forgetfulness of human finitude. White illustrates this theme by showing how Burke's political thought, his judgment of the 'modern system of morality and policy, ' and its taste for a 'false sublime' are structured by his aesthetics
Categories: Philosophy

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt

—Morton Schoolman State University of New York at Albany Notes Introduction:
Why Hannah Arendt? sial political thinker of the twentieth ... and Self-Reliance;
Jane Bennett, Thoreau 's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the 'Wild ", Thomas Dumm,
Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom; Stephen White, ... Modernity and
Political Thought was first published by Sage Publications, Newbury Park,
California.

Author: Seyla Benhabib

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461645412

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

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Interpreting the work of one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt rereads Arendt's political philosophy in light of newly gained insights into the historico-cultural background of her work. Arguing against the standard interpretation of Hannah Arendt as an anti-modernist lover of the Greek polis, author Seyla Benhabib contends that Arendt's thought emerges out of a double legacy: German Existenz philosophy, particularly the thought of Martin Heidegger, and her experiences as a German-Jewess in the age of totalitarianism. This important volume reconsiders Arendt's theory of modernity, her concept of the public sphere, her distinction between the social and the political, her theory of totalitarianism, and her critique of the modern nation state, including her life long involvement with Jewish and Israeli politics.
Categories: Philosophy

The History of Natural History

The History of Natural History

Thoreau ' s nature : Ethics , politics , and the wild . Thousand Oaks , CA , Sage
Publications . xxvii + 141 pp . Modernity and political thought vol . 7 . B2918 .
Borst , R . R . 1982 . Henry David Thoreau : A descriptive bibliography .
Pittsburgh , PA ...

Author: Gavin D. R. Bridson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079333848

Category: Natural history

Page: 1032

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Categories: Natural history

William James

William James

William E . Connolly , The Augustinian Imperative : A Reflection on the Politics of
Morality ; George Kateb , Emerson and Self ... Jane Bennett , Thoreau ' s Nature :
Ethics , Politics , and the Wild ; Fred Dallmayr , G . W . F . Hegel : Modernity and
Politics ; Seyla Benhabib , The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt . ...
Kennan Ferguson , The Politics of Judgment : Aesthetics , Identity , and Political
Theory ...

Author: Kennan Ferguson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123276714

Category: Political Science

Page: 111

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William James is known today strictly as a philosopher of pragmatism. Williams James: Politics in the Pluriverse challenges this understanding. Kennan Ferguson argues that James should instead be known as the progenitor of pluralism, one of the most influential and durable American political philosophies of the twentieth century. James contended that engagement with the foreign, the difficult, and the uncomfortable makes us who we are. Rather than mitigating differences or attempting to resolve conflicts, he embraced them, wholeheartedly advocating the opportunity to be transformed. Pluralism, in the mind of the thinker who popularized the term, led to a more complex, more contentious, and far more interesting world. Ferguson traces the historical importance and contemporary possibilities of pluralism's original political insight. In this important work he examines the trajectory of pluralism in the United States and England, the mutual influences of turn-of-the-century American and European philosophical traditions, and the relationship between pluralism and James's active anti-imperialism. James's unexpected political concepts and commitments both illuminate political philosophy of the 20th century and challenge contemporary assumptions about the desirability of unanimity. Pluralism, not unity, should be the goal of both politics and philosophy.
Categories: Political Science

Merleau Ponty and Modern Politics After Anti humanism

Merleau Ponty and Modern Politics After Anti humanism

Politically efficacious , Adorno ' s concept of negativity cannot be a " ( collectivist ,
democratic ) solution to social domination . ... I have tried to bring out many of the
concerns that have drawn Diana Coole to Merleau - Ponty and that instruct her
approach to his thought . ... Bennett , Thoreau ' s Nature : Ethics , Politics , and the
Wild ; Fred Dallmayr , G . W . F . Hegel : Modernity and Politics ; Seyla Benhabib ...

Author: Diana H. Coole

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123390143

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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"In this book, Diana Coole shows how existential phenomenology illuminates and enlivens our understanding of polities. With breadth of vision and penetrating insight, Coole demonstrates that political questions were always central to Merleau-Ponty's philosophical project. She also shows how Merleau-Ponty's concern with contingency anticipated arguments by thinkers such as Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze, while sustaining a robust sense of politics as the domain of collective life"--Jacket.
Categories: Political Science

The Thoreau Society Bulletin

The Thoreau Society Bulletin

Terry Tempest Williams This sort of recognition of Thoreau ' s greatness by a
writer like Terry Tempest Williams grants a special ... Jane Bennett , Thoreau ' s
Nature : Ethics , Politics , and the Wild . ... of Henry Thoreau ' s ethics and political
philosophy , as part of Sage Publications ' series in Modernity and Political
Thought .

Author: Thoreau Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067470545

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Dialogues with Contemporary Political Theorists

Dialogues with Contemporary Political Theorists

He is Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Rutgers University
in the US. ... She has published widely on the notions of modernity, non-human
agency, and ethics. ... University Press); Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and
The Wild; and Unthinking Faith and Enlightenment: Nature and the State in a
Post-Hegelian Era (New York University Press). ... Politics (Garland Press 1991),
reissued by Routledge in 2012; Hegel and the History of Political Philosophy (
Palgrave ...

Author: Gary Browning

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230303058

Category: Philosophy

Page: 225

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Dialogues with Contemporary Political Theorists consists of a series of dialogues with pre-eminent contemporary political theorists that are undertaken by political theorists, who are currently interested in and engaged by their work. The dialogues deal with the influences upon and significant works of these major theorists as well as their views on the current state of political theory and the significant issues of contemporary politics. The political theorists who are the focus of these dialogues represent all major aspects of contemporary political theory, and are drawn from several areas of the globe. What they have in common and reveal in these interviews are fascinating backgrounds and influences and highly individual perspectives on theory and politics. The upshot is a multi-faceted introduction to political theory today.
Categories: Philosophy

Deliberative Environmental Politics

Deliberative Environmental Politics

Democracy and Ecological Rationality Walter F. Baber, Robert V. Bartlett,
Associate Professor Political Science Robert V Bartlett. Politics and the ... The
Theory of Environmental Impact Assessment : Implicit Models of Policy Making , ”
Policy and Politics 27 : 415433 . Baumgartner ... Risk Society : Towards a New
Modernity . London : Sage . ... Thoreau ' s Nature : Ethics , Politics , and the Wild .
Thousand ...

Author: Walter F. Baber

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: UOM:39015062562908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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Linking theory and practice, this book explores the potential of deliberative democracy to produce more effective environmental policy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060466151

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Thoreauvian Modernities

Thoreauvian Modernities

Together, these sixteen essays reveal Thoreau's relevance to a number of fields, including science, philosophy, aesthetics, environmental ethics, political science, and animal studies.

Author: François Specq

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820344294

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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Does Thoreau belong to the past or to the future? Instead of canonizing him as a celebrant of “pure” nature apart from the corruption of civilization, the essays in Thoreauvian Modernities reveal edgier facets of his work—how Thoreau is able to unsettle as well as inspire and how he is able to focus on both the timeless and the timely. Contributors from the United States and Europe explore Thoreau's modernity and give a much-needed reassessment of his work in a global context. The first of three sections, “Thoreau and (Non)Modernity,” views Thoreau as a social thinker who set himself against the “modern” currents of his day even while contributing to the emergence of a new era. By questioning the place of humans in the social, economic, natural, and metaphysical order, he ushered in a rethinking of humanity's role in the natural world that nurtured the environmental movement. The second section, “Thoreau and Philosophy,” examines Thoreau's writings in light of the philosophy of his time as well as current philosophical debates. Section three, “Thoreau, Language, and the Wild,” centers on his relationship to wild nature in its philosophical, scientific, linguistic, and literary dimensions. Together, these sixteen essays reveal Thoreau's relevance to a number of fields, including science, philosophy, aesthetics, environmental ethics, political science, and animal studies. Thoreauvian Modernities posits that it is the germinating power of Thoreau's thought—the challenge it poses to our own thinking and its capacity to address pressing issues in a new way—that defines his enduring relevance and his modernity. Contributors: Kristen Case, Randall Conrad, David Dowling, Michel Granger, Michel Imbert, Michael Jonik, Christian Maul, Bruno Monfort, Henrik Otterberg, Tom Pughe, David M. Robinson, William Rossi, Dieter Schulz, François Specq, Joseph Urbas, Laura Dassow Walls.
Categories: Literary Criticism

In the Nature of Things

In the Nature of Things

Annotation. Informed by recent developments in literary criticism and social theory, this book addresses the presumption that nature exists independent of culture and, in particular, of language.

Author: Jane Bennett

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816623074

Category: Philosophy

Page: 275

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Annotation. Informed by recent developments in literary criticism and social theory, this book addresses the presumption that nature exists independent of culture and, in particular, of language.
Categories: Philosophy

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

The closest approximation of dependence on things available to humans once
they leave the state of nature is the general will , which ... Similar to Thoreau's
idea of self - reliance ( as well as more contemporary formulations of rugged
individualism or wilderness ... Thus , Rousseau's discussion of pity is not merely
a critique of modernity , but can also be helpfully read as a ... III In contrast to
Locke's political theory , in which private property , agriculture , and social
inequality exist in the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00748390Z

Category: Bioethics

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Categories: Bioethics

America History and Life

America  History and Life

Modernization . Politics . Rhetoric . Slavery . Social Conditions . 1845 - 61 .
4988b - Miscegenation . Race Relations . ... South Africa . South Carolina . Swiss
. 1730 ' s . 4189b - Confederation . Federalism . Political Theory . 1890 - 1901 . ...
Ethics . Leopold , Aldo . Muir , John . Thoreau , Henry David . Violence .
Wilderness . 19c - 20c . 4711d - Acculturation . ... Human nature . Poe , Edgar
Allan . Spirituality . 1830 ' s 40 ' s . 4969a - Empiricism . Ethnicity . National
Characteristics .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065433016

Category: Canada

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
Categories: Canada

Books in Print

Books in Print

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124490231

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

... sociolinguistic profile ; unassimilated minorities , geographic divisions ,
modernization , social dominance ; K9279 noun ... professional function ,
monopoly maintenance , conference constituencies / roles , political component ;
S12412 courts ... M . Weber , ethics / politics vs pure theory , Marxism issues ;
K8562 German sociological thought , dialogical model ... H . D . Thoreau ' s
sociological interest ; S12378 Hart ' s theory of law , union of primary / secondary
rules ; sociological ...

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023715249

Category: Sociology

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Categories: Sociology

Western Wildlands

Western Wildlands

Some would limitations , people have considerable demonstrates the lasting
impact of this say it is to produce for ... Forestry then jected the very idea of the
industrial on wants . ... a humanist utilitarianism where production is often
governed by natural resources , on the other . and , later , modernism , which
shaped short - term economic expediency . ... poaching peasants , in the
desirability of particular out ings of the American frontier in the politically savvy
Americans were comes .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023776050

Category: Environmental protection

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Categories: Environmental protection