Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862), was a philosopher, writer and american poet.

He was a close friend of some of the main members of the transcendentalism which, however, he will never part. He was influenced in particular by Ralph Waldo Emerson which then moved to process his own thoughts that deviates from transcendentalism denying idealism outside of immanence. Nature is not a simple tool to Thoreau to achieve the knowledge of higher order ideals, but the ultimate object of philosophical practice, a source of well-being and existential solution.

He is mainly known for the autobiographical masterpiece Walden, or Life in the Woods, a reflection on man’s relationship with nature, and the essay Civil Disobedience in which he argues that it is permissible not to respect the rules when they go against the conscience and man’s rights, thus inspiring the first movements of protest and nonviolent resistance.

July 12, 2017 is the bicentennial of Thoreau’s Birth.

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