The Value of Health in the Writings of H.D. Thoreau

@article{Rocha2009TheVO,
  title={The Value of Health in the Writings of H.D. Thoreau},
  author={Antonio Casado da Rocha},
  journal={Environmental Values},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={201-215}
}
By means of a survey of Thoreau’s writings, this article analyses his thoughts on health, emphasising some features that fit well with contemporary debates in the philosophy of medicine. Thoreau understands health as an environmental value, one that cannot be achieved without a personal relation to nature, but he does not provide a static definition of health within a fixed hierarchy of values. Thus he avoids a certain degree of essentialism that, when imposed on his work, makes it seem more… 

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