Stanley Cavell, one of America’s most distinguished philosophers, has written an invaluable companion volume to Walden, a seminal book in our cultural. The Senses of Walden has 77 ratings and 6 reviews. Rick said: Henry David Thoreau invites us to Walden Pond through our sense of understanding the self,. . One might describe The Senses of Walden as fieldwork that Cavell conducted while struggling to complete his more theoretical masterpiece.
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Rather the book was a short exposition on how Thoreau’s “Walden” functions as a book – literally and on a meta level – with the text positioned as an American scripture. No trivia or quizzes yet. PaperbackExpandedpages. The Senses of Cacell by Stanley Cavell.
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Stanley Cavellone of America’s most distinguished philosophers, has written an invaluable companion volume to Waldena seminal book in our cultural heritage. Books by Stanley Cavell.
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It’s not just a book about one man’s two year stint in a writer’s cabin. Richard Deming rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Scrivener rated it it was amazing Jan 31, Walls’s essay much the best thing in this volume is especially important for its excellent pages on Thoreau’s interest in the materiality and heterogeneity of the languages we speak.
Like the Cynics, he learned experientially nature’s laws and the limits these place on us. In “Articulating a Huckleberry Cosmos: Some attribution This book is supposed to be one of the best commentaries on Thoreau’s “Walden”.
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The Senses of Walden by Stanley Cavell
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Please provide an email address. Tom Mcdonald rated it really liked it Mar 09, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jon rated it really liked cabell Mar 25, At times I felt that Cavell overstated some of his conclusions ie when Emerson wrote “shun” one’s loved ones when genius calls he di Judging from the title, the content of this book was not quite what I expected; perhaps partly due to the fact that I a not a philosopher?
This entry has no external links. Katz attached the two articles I had submitted in addition to my dissertation as evidence in the case for my tenure appointment at Harvard, asserting I believe I recall the exact words that the articles were ‘deleterious to the future of philosophy.
There was a problem adding your email address. With the sight of the bounding fox, Thoreau bounds in response. Svetboym rated it it was amazing Mar 14, By there very nature brief, these essays often glanced over contexts, as if assuming that readers are coming to the essay with the same knowledge and experience as Cavell and know the texts outside of “Walden” that he is referencing off-hand.
At the same time, and perhaps even more than the Cynics, he pursued the particularities cacell contingencies in nature’s lessons — he swam with an unpredictable loon and studied the pond’s idiosyncrasies. Science Logic and Mathematics.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Brian Ramsdell rated it it was amazing Nov 05, A book of philosophy suitable to what Thoreau envisions.
Kit rated it really liked it Jun 17, University of Chicago Press,esp. This sounds like a prescription for a new music, say a new discourse, and hence like a negation of poetry as well as of narrative, since it implicitly denies, in a work of literary originality, the role of the line; the sentence is everything.
As Cavell says in one of his Beckman lectures Stanley Cavell –