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Henry David Thoreau Philosophy

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Some philosophers do not consider Henry David Thoreau a real philosopher because his ideas are considered to be so much more different than traditional viewpoints. He continued to focus on the individual, but Thoreau chooses emotion and nature over reasoning and humanity. This was considered bizarre at the time because most philosophers were after a specific kind of wisdom or knowledge. Thoreau, on the other hand, stated that humans could find any knowledge they are searching for through nature. One of Thoreau’s main focal points for this statement is the notion of humans being part of nature rather than a member of society. If a man were to remove himself from his surroundings and become one with nature, he would find much more happiness
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