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 an Expanded Edition

A book of philosophy suitable to what Thoreau envisions. Science Logic and Mathematics. The ability to wxlden for our actions is an essential component of philosophical activity and requires extraordinary vigilance” Jun 26, Kristi rated it it was ok Shelves: Perhaps this makes Thoreau more of an anthropologist than a philosopher, but one could argue that in his approach to language Thoreau is a forerunner of Wittgenstein and Cavell for whom words for things are not universal concepts but local and contingent expressions within different forms of life.

Naoko Saito – – Journal of Philosophy of Education 40 3: Jon rated it really liked it Mar 25, Chazz rated it it was amazing May 12, Trivia About The Senses of Walden. Scrivener rated it it was amazing Jan 31, Walls’s essay much the best thing in this volume is especially important for its walven pages on Thoreau’s interest in the materiality and heterogeneity of the languages we speak.


Please provide an waldeb address. Thoreau’s American Cynicism,” proposes the Cynics rather than the Stoics as the philosophical company Thoreau chose to keep: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

The Senses of Walden by Stanley Cavell

The desire to reinvent oneself always runs up against the fact of human finitude. At times I felt that Cavell overstated some of his conclusions ie when Emerson wrote “shun” one’s loved ones when genius calls he did not mean to “hate,” but to avoid or ignore any distraction from the spark of original creativity.

As Cavell says in one of his Beckman lectures Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. It’s about us, those readers who need to find meaning in our own lives. Dooflow rated it really liked it Apr 12, In “Articulating a Huckleberry Cosmos: It seems like he might be overextending himself a bit at times, but maybe that does not matter.

Goodreads cave,l you keep track of books you want to read. At the same time, and perhaps even more than the Cynics, he pursued the particularities and contingencies in nature’s lessons — he awlden with an unpredictable loon and studied the pond’s idiosyncrasies. History of Western Philosophy.

If, as Cavell says, “our relation to the world’s existence is. Stanley Cavell helps us to see Walden this way. Sign in Create an account. He has at all times to know simultaneously the detail of what is happening and what it means to him that it happens so.


May 31, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: This expanded edition includes two essays on Emerson.

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Find it on Scholar. Gilles Farcet – This entry has no external links. George Stewart – Published March 15th by University of Chicago Press first published Tom Mcdonald rated it really liked it Mar 09, Cavell then goes on to describe what they scripture is supposed to say.

I think many of Cavell’s ideas and interpretations are very interesting and pretty thought-provoking. Democracy and Education From Dewey to Cavell.

Oxford University Press,p. Whitley Kaufman – – The Pluralist 9 1: Thoreau and the Socratic Art of Provocation,” takes the question — or, more exactly, self-questioning and self-accounting — to be Thoreau’s Socratic method of practicing philosophy: Tree rated it really liked it Apr 01, For Russell Goodman, in “Thoreau and the Body,” Thoreau achieves the Romantic ideal of intimacy with things — of being at home in the world — not as a cognitive ego but as a graceful “poised” body that moves in comfort with itself and its surroundings, even and perhaps especially when merely sitting