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PHIL 4409 Thoreau:Nature, Religion and Writing (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the relationship between Thoreau as keen observer of nature, contemplative thinker, and politically engaged writer. Of particular interest are his journals, travel logs, political tracts, and of course Walden. It is helpful to compare these works to those of Rousseau, Emerson and a post-Thoreauvian author like Henry Bugbee. The course includes a visit to Walden Pond and at least one hike along a way described by Thoreau.


Instructor(s): Jeffrey Bloechl

Prerequisites: Core Philosophy course must be completed prior to registration.

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Last Updated: 05-Jan-17