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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The Senses of Walden by Stanley Cavell

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A wonderful and challenging book that brings out the metaphysical consequences of Walden. In “Articulating a Huckleberry Cosmos: PaperbackExpandedpages. Meghan Spegal rated it it was ok Jun 30, Paul Maher rated it really liked it May 08, As Cavell says in one of his Beckman lectures No trivia or quizzes yet.


There was a problem adding your email address. At the same time, and perhaps even more than the Cynics, he pursued the particularities and contingencies in nature’s lessons — he swam with an unpredictable loon and studied the pond’s idiosyncrasies. With the sight of the bounding fox, Thoreau bounds in response. The desire to reinvent oneself always runs up against the fact of human finitude. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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Richard Deming rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Thoreau’s account of his life in the woods provides something like an anthropological foundation for one of Cavell’s principal deductions from his reading of J.

Thoreau’s Dionysian World,” where one’s intimacy with the world is, as it was for Thoreau, often laced with tragedy — Mooney recounts the story of Thoreau’s discovery of the dismembered remains of Margaret Fuller, who had drowned in the shark-infested waters off Long Island. 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.

Trivia About The Senses of Walden. Likewise for Cvaell Reid, in “Speaking Extravagantly: KIRKUS REVIEW Harvard philosophy professor Cavell — an empathic Thoreau scholar — views Walden as a “”heroic writing, a nation’s scripture”” in which the hero is a paradoxical prophet who answers the imperative of the relation of writer and society at once in terms of “”absolute hope sfnses yet of absolute defeat, his own and his nation’s.


The Senses of Walden by Stanley Cavell.

Thoreau and the Socratic Cqvell of Provocation,” takes the question — or, more exactly, self-questioning and self-accounting — to be Thoreau’s Socratic method of practicing philosophy: A Thoreauvian Account of Prudential Value. Stanford Kf Press,pp. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Whitley Kaufman – – The Pluralist 9 1: It’s not just a book about one man’s two year stint in a writer’s cabin. Feb 12, Rick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stanley Cavell in 20th Century Philosophy. Some attribution This book is supposed to be one of the waldfn commentaries on Thoreau’s “Walden”. In a series of interlinked essays arranged by season from early spring’s elm seeds to the evergreen fruits of winter, some still rudimentary and some quite undeveloped and polished, Thoreau pursues the little, local, neglected fruits, berries, nuts, and seeds of New England, the overlooked weeds of the yard, roadside, forest, and meadow that constitute our daily lived environment.