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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 by Stanley Cavell. Cavelp 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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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Feb 12, Rick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Henry David Thoreau 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. Stanley Cavell helps us to see Walden this way.

It’s not just a book about one man’s two year stint in a writer’s cabin.

It’s about us, those readers who need to find meaning in our own lives. May 31, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: This book is supposed to be one of the best commentaries on Thoreau’s “Walden”. I think many of Cavell’s ideas and interpretations are very interesting and wwalden thought-provoking.

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It seems like he might be overextending himself a bit at times, but maybe that does not matter. Cavell contends that Thoreau had a purpose for every word in “Walden” and, in fact, “Walden” is supposed to be the American scripture. Cavell then goes senes to describe what they scripture is supposed to say. Some attribution This book is supposed to be one of the best commentaries on Thoreau’s “Walden”.

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Some attributions to Thoreau are expected, others are not. All in all, pretty interesting. Dec 18, Wilson rated it really liked seses Shelves: A wonderful and challenging book that brings out the metaphysical consequences of Walden. Jun 26, Kristi rated it it was ok Shelves: 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.

The Senses of Walden: An Expanded Edition – Stanley Cavell – Google Books

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 di Judging from the title, the content of this book was seses quite what I expected; perhaps partly due to the fact that I a not a philosopher?

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.

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