By Henry David Thoreau, H. Daniel Peck
Thoreau's account of his 1839 boat journey is a finely crafted tapestry of trip writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau interweaves descriptions of typical phenomena, the agricultural panorama, and native characters with digressions on literature and philosophy, the local American and Puritian histories of recent England, the Bhagavad Gita, the imperfections of Christianity, and lots of different subjects.
even though it stocks a few of the topics in Thoreau's vintage WALDEN, per week deals another viewpoint on his analaysis of the connection among nature and tradition.
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157-63, 170. pp. 176-7, 199-203. For example, pp. 187, 193 (hypothesizing about the influence of increases in wealth on the evolution of law). 378. 235. P. 183. pp. 238-40. pp. 248-54. Compare pp. 315, 330, with pp. 345,377. Maximization ofWealth as lustice 35 110. 327. 111. pp. 353-4; compare pp. 310, 357-8, 360, with pp. 362-3, 370-1, 373 (other examp1es of selective if not casuistic distinctions). 112. pp. 33-4. 113. pp. 268-9. 114. 378. 115. pp. 193, 195, 198,254,298,385--6; but cf. p. 87 (arguments in defence of utilitarianism also applicable).
206. Veljanovski, 'Wealth' at 21. I06. Veljanovski, 'Wealth' at 10-16. pp. 119, 146-206. 146. pp. 157-63, 170. pp. 176-7, 199-203. For example, pp. 187, 193 (hypothesizing about the influence of increases in wealth on the evolution of law). 378. 235. P. 183. pp. 238-40. pp. 248-54. Compare pp. 315, 330, with pp. 345,377. Maximization ofWealth as lustice 35 110. 327. 111. pp. 353-4; compare pp. 310, 357-8, 360, with pp. 362-3, 370-1, 373 (other examp1es of selective if not casuistic distinctions).
I 16 Legal arrangements he deerns efficient might have to be redefined under slightly different considerations. 119 Pollution control standards and fines (my example) may or may not be efficient in both respects. One can reach conclusions in these matters only on the basis of antecedent normative premises. Whether certain liability arrangements will 'deter too much' 120 is I! matter of logic that is formal and not substantive, depending ultimately upon one's choice of interpretive base. To Posner's credit, although he does accuse others of being ethnocentric,121 he also admits the possibility of his Maximization ofWealth as lustice 25 being partisan in certain matters.