Nashville Great Books Discussion Group

A reader's group devoted to the discussion of meaningful books.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Discussion Questions on WALDEN - week 5

1. Is Thoreau too optimistic concerning the progress of science?

2. What use does Thoreau believe should be made of wilderness areas?

3. Does Thoreau think we should abandon all tradition and strike out on totally new paths of our own making?

4. Are we moderns just "intellectual dwarfs compared with the ancients", as Thoreau claims?

5. Does Thoreau ultimately succeed or fail in his experiment at Walden Pond?


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