Thursday, August 23, 2018
ATTENTION MUST BE PAID
I receive the Harvard alumni/ae magazine every two months or so, and always turn to the back to see who has died. In my most recent copy, which got misdirected and finally showed up, there was news that Stanley Cavell had passed away last June. Stanley and I were at Harvard at the same time, in the late '50s. I have written about him in my autobiography, and shan't repeat any of the stories here. But he was a presence at Harvard and in Anglo-American philosophy, and I thought I should note his passing. Stanley was older than I. He died at the age of 91.