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The Political Thought of Henry David Thoreau: Privatism and the Practice of Philosophy

Jonathan McKenzie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166308
eISBN:
9780813166384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166308.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a fresh interpretation of Henry Thoreau’s political theory through a comprehensive interpretation of public and private writings. While recent critics have opened new vistas in ... More


Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Bradley J. Birzer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

An intellectual biography of Russell Kirk (1918–1994), this book offers the first full examination of his life and thought as it developed over the course of the twentieth century. As almost all ... More


Poverty Eternal

Jonathan McKenzie

in The Political Thought of Henry David Thoreau: Privatism and the Practice of Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166308
eISBN:
9780813166384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166308.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Thoreau’s philosophy of time has never been sufficiently studied, although it serves a key purpose in his political theory. This chapter argues that Thoreau strikes an intimate connection between the ... More


Desert Humanist

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores Kirk’s life from his birth through his earning of an M.A. from Duke and his brief time spent working at Ford. It also considers the influence that the great American humanists ... More


Stoic Prophet

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 considers Kirk’s five years (1942–1946) as a U.S. Army conscript serving in Utah and Florida and working with chemical weapons. During this time, Kirk discovered some form of the ... More


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