Henry David Thoreau

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Henry David Thoreau

Maxham daguerreotype of Henry David Thoreau made in 1856.
Full name Henry David Thoreau
Era 19th century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Transcendentalism
Main interests Natural history
Notable ideas Abolitionism, tax resistance, development criticism, civil disobedience, conscientious objection, direct action, environmentalism, nonviolent resistance, simple living

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817– May 6, 1862)[1] was an American author, naturalist and philosopher. His friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson had a great impact on him. Ralph Waldo Emerson supported him in many ways. Emerson provided a place for Thoreau to live which inspired on his work, Walden Pond.[2] He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

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