Thoreau’s Importance For Philosophy ed. by Rick Anthony Furtak, Jonathan Ellsworth, and James D. Reid (review)

Thoreau’s Importance For Philosophy ed. by Rick Anthony Furtak, Jonathan Ellsworth, and James... symploke enumerate how much in fact: there are 143 translator's notes at the back of the book. To read Zero's Neighbor with Milesi in mind is to be provoked to real sympathy and genuine admiration. Some of this book's virtues are emphatically and visibly his--the introduction (entitled "In-traduction"), the explanatory notes, and the various interpolations he supplies in the body of the text, are fragments of a highly sensitive and intellectually rich essay on translation. Zero's Neighbor is a real triumph of the translator's art--Milesi adds so little to the original, but so preciously little. Brian O'Keeffe, Barnard College, Columbia University Rick Anthony Furtak, Jonathan Ellsworth, and James D. Reid, eds. Thoreau's Importance For Philosophy. New York: Fordham UP, 2012. 300 pp. Ask someone outside of the academy about who Henry David Thoreau is and your interlocutor will likely reply, "he is a philosopher." Ask an academic, especially a philosophy professor, and your answer might be very different. Professional philosophy has a difficult time dealing with Thoreau. He fails to fit into a neat niche. Rick Anthony Furtak, Jonathan Ellsworth, and James D. Reid seek integration of Thoreau into the philosophic discussion by giving us a volume of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png symploke University of Nebraska Press

Thoreau’s Importance For Philosophy ed. by Rick Anthony Furtak, Jonathan Ellsworth, and James D. Reid (review)

symploke, Volume 21 (1) – Dec 22, 2013

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symploke enumerate how much in fact: there are 143 translator's notes at the back of the book. To read Zero's Neighbor with Milesi in mind is to be provoked to real sympathy and genuine admiration. Some of this book's virtues are emphatically and visibly his--the introduction (entitled "In-traduction"), the explanatory notes, and the various interpolations he supplies in the body of the text, are fragments of a highly sensitive and intellectually rich essay on translation. Zero's Neighbor is a real triumph of the translator's art--Milesi adds so little to the original, but so preciously little. Brian O'Keeffe, Barnard College, Columbia University Rick Anthony Furtak, Jonathan Ellsworth, and James D. Reid, eds. Thoreau's Importance For Philosophy. New York: Fordham UP, 2012. 300 pp. Ask someone outside of the academy about who Henry David Thoreau is and your interlocutor will likely reply, "he is a philosopher." Ask an academic, especially a philosophy professor, and your answer might be very different. Professional philosophy has a difficult time dealing with Thoreau. He fails to fit into a neat niche. Rick Anthony Furtak, Jonathan Ellsworth, and James D. Reid seek integration of Thoreau into the philosophic discussion by giving us a volume of

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