Thoreau’s Eco-Holism Thoughts in Walden
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- Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Eco-holism
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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TY - CONF AU - Minglan Zhang AU - Fa-de Wang PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - Thoreau’s Eco-Holism Thoughts in Walden BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 608 EP - 611 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.508 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.508 ID - Zhang2020 ER -