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

Want to Read saving…. Lists with This Book. Thoreau’s Dionysian World,” where one’s intimacy with the world is, as it was for Thoreau, often laced if 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. Attention to particulars — attentiveness to what is near at hand or even underfoot — seems to me the definitive note.

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The Senses of Walden

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In the months before I showed up to teach at Emerson Hall, the philosophers J. Svetboym rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Richard Deming rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Dooflow rated it really liked it Apr 12, Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Henry David Walde invites us to Walden Pond through our sense of understanding the self, through the self’s need to cut its losses and to engage a life of discovery that is completely individual.

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Likewise for James Reid, in “Speaking Extravagantly: Norton – – Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement Henry David Thoreau – Some attribution This book is supposed to be one of the best commentaries on Thoreau’s “Walden”. Stanley Cavellone of America’s most distinguished philosophers, has written an invaluable companion volume to Waldena seminal book in our cultural heritage.


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The Senses of Walden: An Expanded Edition, Cavell

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. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy wadlen Terms of Service. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.