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by Stanley Cavell

  • ISBN: 0865470316
  • Author: Stanley Cavell
  • ePub ver: 1822 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 160
  • Publisher: North Point Pr; First printing of this edition. edition (June 1, 1981)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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Stanley Louis Cavell (/kəˈvɛl/; September 1, 1926 – June 19, 2018) was an American philosopher. He was the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University

Stanley Louis Cavell (/kəˈvɛl/; September 1, 1926 – June 19, 2018) was an American philosopher. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University. As an interpreter, he produced influential works on Wittgenstein, Austin, Emerson, Thoreau, and Heidegger. His work is characterized by its conversational tone and frequent literary references.

Great early book by Stanley Cavell, in many ways a companion piece to THE WORLD VIEWED, his brilliant little book about film. This is an exellent book and I believe it is a must-read for any serious readers of Walden-or, perhaps, any serious readers of Cavell. I think it will have particular interest for people who are interested in writing, literature and/or American cultural heritage. That said, I wouldn't recommend it to someone who's not willing to embark on a book that requires dedication and multiple readings (then again, I wouldn't recommend either Walden or Cavell to any reader that is not very, very serious). 12 people found this helpful.

Stanley Cavell, one of America's most distinguished philosophers, has written an invaluable companion volume to Walden, a seminal book in our cultural heritage. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. The Senses of Walden - Stanley Cavell.

The Senses of Walden book. Stanley Cavell, one of America's most distinguished philosophers, has written an invaluable companion volume to Walden, a seminal book in our cultural heritage.

Stanley Cavell, one of America's most distinguished philosophers, has written an invaluable companion volume to Walden, a seminal book in our cultural heritage

Stanley Cavell, one of America's most distinguished philosophers, has written an invaluable companion volume to Walden, a seminal book in our cultural heritage.

The senses of Walden. by. Cavell, Stanley, 1926-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, Thoreau Henry David, Walden, or life in the woods, Solitude in literature. New York, Viking Press. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on January 27, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). Stanley Cavell is the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and General Theory of Value at Harvard University and the author of many books. These include Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome, In Quest of the Ordinary, Themes out of School, and This New Yet Unapproachable America, all published by the University of Chicago Press. Country of Publication.

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Comments (4)

Gerceytone
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?) 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. This edition includes two additional essays on Emerson. 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). These essays were originally written as presentations, as such, there were occasions when I sensed that Cavell was still working out parts of this argument. 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. 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. These essays would be more valuable had they been expanded into a larger and more accessible context.
Wenyost
Great early book by Stanley Cavell, in many ways a companion piece to THE WORLD VIEWED, his brilliant little book about film.
Flamehammer
excellent
BoberMod
This is an exellent book and I believe it is a must-read for any serious readers of Walden--or, perhaps, any serious readers of Cavell. I think it will have particular interest for people who are interested in writing, literature and/or American cultural heritage.
That said, I wouldn't recommend it to someone who's not willing to embark on a book that requires dedication and multiple readings (then again, I wouldn't recommend either Walden or Cavell to any reader that is not very, very serious).

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