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- DescriptionExcursions with Thoreau is a major new exploration of Thoreau's writing and thought that is philosophical yet sensitive to the literary and religious. Edward F. Mooney's excursions through passages from Walden, Cape Cod, and his late essay Walking reveal Thoreau as a miraculous writer, artist, and religious adept. Of course Thoreau remains the familiar political activist and environmental philosopher, but in these fifteen excursions we discover new terrain. Among the table themes that emerge are Thoreau's grappling with underlying affliction; his pursuit of wonder as ameliorating affliction; his use of the enigmatic image of a child of the mist ; his exalting sympathy with intelligence over plain kwledge; and his preferring befitting reverie -t argument-as the way to be carried to better, cleaner perceptions of reality. Mooney's aim is bring alive Thoreau's moments of reverie and insight, and to frame his philosophy as poetic and episodic rather than discursive and systematic.
- Author BiographyEdward F. Mooney is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Syracuse University, USA. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Kierkegaard's Repetition and Philosophical Crumbs (Editor and Introduction, 2009), Lost Intimacy in American Thought (Continuum, 2009), and Excursions with Kierkegaard (Bloomsbury, 2012).
- Author(s)Edward F. Mooney
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc
- Date of Publication22/10/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic USA
- Content Note2 illustrations
- Weight492 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine18 mm
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