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The Argument against Exit: Crito

Jennet Kirkpatrick

in The Virtues of Exit: On Resistance and Quitting Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635392
eISBN:
9781469635408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635392.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Plato’s Crito to explore the political challenges of leaving one’s homeland. When the dialogue opens Socrates is facing a death sentence for high political crimes and he has ... More


The Fullness of Life

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/9780813166308.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This concluding chapter argues that Thoreau’s overall philosophical mission to live a privatist life encompasses the whole of his thought. Through analyses of Thoreau’s natural history writings, ... More


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