Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

Thoreau’s Eco-Holism Thoughts in Walden

Authors
Minglan Zhang, Fa-de Wang
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Minglan Zhang
Available Online 17 December 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.508How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Eco-holism
Abstract

Walden records Thoreau’s life experience besides Walden Pond and embodies Thoreau’s ecological thoughts. This paper analyses the eco-holism of Thoreau in Walden and the significance of this thought in the relation between man and nature. Thoreau emphasizes that human beings, as an important part of nature, should live in harmony with nature and respect the inherent value and diversity of life; Also, he holds that it is nature’s creativity that drives the whole development of ecological system forward and that human’s creativity can’t be separated from wilderness’ creativity. Thoreau’s eco-holism thoughts contribute to eliminating anthropocentrism, activate man to penetrate into the nature and settle the contradictions with nature.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-304-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.508How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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