While updating our bibliography of secondary writings about Cavell, we came across an essay published just last year that we thought would interest many of our readers. The essay is entitled “Thoreau, Cavell, and the Foundations of True Political Expression,” and it’s written by Andrew Norris (associate professor of political science at U.C. Santa Barbara and editor of The Claim to Community: Essays on Stanley Cavell and Political Philosophy). It’s part of a volume of essays entitled A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreau, edited by Jack Turner and published by University Press of Kentucky in 2009. To access a Google Books preview of Prof. Norris’ essay, please click here.
Here is a snapshot of how it begins (click on the text below to enlarge):