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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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. Tree rated it really liked it Apr 01, Gilles Farcet – Richard Deming rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Published March 15th by University of Chicago Press first published Feb 12, Rick rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Senses of Walden.


Like the Cynics, he learned experientially nature’s laws and the limits these place on us. Paul Maher rated it really liked it May 08, Thoreau’s American Cynicism,” proposes the Cynics rather than the Stoics as the philosophical company Thoreau chose to keep: It’s not just a book about one man’s two year stint in a writer’s cabin.


Indian words become the supplement and corrective to our own — as, for example, when he urges us to drop “the mean name of ‘strawberry,'” assigned because the British spread straw under their garden kinds: Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Three issues seem to have regulated Cavell’s reading of Thoreau: Open Preview See a Problem?

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I think many of Cavell’s ideas and interpretations are very interesting and pretty thought-provoking.

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There was a problem adding your email address. Tim rated it liked it Apr 04, Mark rated it liked it Jan 21, As Cavell says in one of his Beckman lectures Cavell then goes on to describe what they scripture is supposed to say.



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Stanley Cavell in 20th Century Philosophy. No trivia or quizzes yet. To me, as a reader, this was somewhat off-putting – like inside jokes made in a common party – and made me less interested in the argument.

Rather the book was a short exposition on how Thoreau’s “Walden” ot as a book – literally and on a meta level – with the text positioned as an American scripture. Meghan Spegal rated it it was ok Jun 30,