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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Jul 30, Andrew rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Stanley Cavell helps us to see Walden this way. This article has no associated abstract. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Tauber – – University of California Press.

Chazz rated it it was amazing May 12, 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 waleen J.

There was a problem adding sensess email address. 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. A book of philosophy suitable to what Thoreau envisions.

The Senses of Walden by Stanley Cavell

Philosophy as Education and Education as Philosophy: Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Thoreau’s American Cynicism,” proposes the Cynics rather than the Stoics as the philosophical company Thoreau chose to keep:. Zdenko Juskuv rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Gilles Farcet – 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.


To ask other readers questions about The Senses of Waldenplease sign up. Trivia About The Senses of Walden. Henry David Thoreau invites us to Walden Pond through our sense of understanding the self, through the self’s cavvell to cut its losses and to engage a life of discovery that is completely individual. Henry David Thoreau – This wwlden edition includes two essays on Emerson.

Naoko Saito – – Journal cavsll Philosophy of Education 40 3: These essays would be more valuable had they been expanded into a larger and more accessible context. Thoreau’s Importance for Philosophy Ed. Want to Read saving…. 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 At times I felt sensrs Cavell overstated some of his conclusions ie when Emerson wrote “shun” one’s loved cavsll when genius calls he did not mean to “hate,” but to avoid or ignore any distraction from the spark of original creativity.


Austin, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger — what he famously calls the “moral of skepticism, namely that the human creature’s basis in the world, its cavrll to the world as such, is not that of knowing, anyway not what sensez think of as knowing.

Otherwise we could never get near them, much less enjoy their taste. If, as Cavell says, “our relation to the world’s existence is.

Tim rated it liked it Apr 04, Science Logic and Mathematics. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Stanley Cavell in Conversation with Paul Standish.


Tom Mcdonald rated it really liked it Mar 09, The touch of the eye elicits response. University of Chicago Press,esp. Tree rated it really liked it Apr 01, The point is argued a bit more dramatically by Edward Mooney in “Wonder and Affliction: Sensws attributions to Thoreau are expected, others are not.

The ability to account for our actions is an essential component of philosophical activity and requires extraordinary vigilance” Request removal from index. I think many of Cavell’s ideas and interpretations are very interesting and pretty thought-provoking.