Abstract

Abstract:

Henry David Thoreau portrayed social order as a spontaneous and evolving result of human interactions. Government, however, stymies evolution by imposing orders privileging goals like economic development. Thoreau encourages escape from "state space," hoping individuals will chance upon new practices that might coalesce into the kernel of future orders.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 1-16
Launched on MUSE
2017-12-05
Open Access
No
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