Stanley Louis Cavell (//; September 1, 1926 – June 19, 2018) 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.
Stanley Cavell in Paris, 2015
Stanley Louis Goldstein
(legally changed name to Stanley Louis Cavell in 1942)
September 1, 1926
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||June 19, 2018 (aged 91)|
Boston, Massachussets, U.S.
|Education||University of California, Berkeley (B.A.)|
UCLA (no degree)
Harvard University (Ph.D.)
|Skepticism, tragedy, aesthetics, ethics, ordinary language philosophy, American transcendentalism, film theory, William Shakespeare, opera, religion|
|Philosophy of language film analysis|
- David LaRocca, Emerson's English Traits and the Natural History of Metaphor, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013, p. 318.
- Michael Adrian Peters, Education, Philosophy and Politics: The Selected Works of Michael A. Peters, Routledge, 2012, p. 210.
- "Stanley Cavell, Prominent Harvard Philosopher, Dies at 91". The New York Times. June 20, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.