ⓘ Stanley Cavell

Stanley Cavell

ⓘ Stanley Cavell

Stanley Louis Cavell was an American philosopher. He was the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He worked in the fields of ethics, aesthetics, and ordinary language philosophy.

His influential works were on Wittgenstein, Austin, Emerson, Thoreau, and Heidegger. His work is seen and known by its conversational tone and many literary references.

Cavell died in Boston, Massachusetts of heart failure on June 19, 2018 at the age of 91.


1. Other websites

  • Stanley Cavell Archived 2013-07-20 at the Wayback Machine
  • A Philosopher Goes to the Movies: Conversation with Stanley Cavell
  • Harvard Philosophy Department website
  • A study in French on Cavells idea of perfectionism Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine
  • Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies
  • Daniel Ross, Review of Cavell, Philosophy the Day after Tomorrow