Purposeful solitude: reading Thoreau in a lockdown

UCD Sociology's Prof Andreas Hess has responded to the various 'lockdown reading lists' promoted by influential newspapers in an article for Open Democracy.  Prof Hess proposes a deeper critical assessment of Thoreau's Walden and his Journals as not just reflections on the self, but as an understanding of the nature of the relationship between individuals and society.

You can read the full article here: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/transformation/purposeful-solitude-reading-thoreau-lockdown/