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Contending with Stanley Cavell - Russell B. Goodman

Contending with Stanley Cavell

By: Russell B. Goodman (Editor)

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Published: 1st November 2004
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Stanley Cavell has been a brilliant, idiosyncratic, and controversial presence in American philosophy, literary criticism, and cultural studies for years. Even as he continues to produce new writing of a high standard -- an example of which is included in this collection -- his work has elicited responses from a new generation of writers in Europe and America. This collection showcases this new work, while illustrating the variety of Cavell's interests: in the "ordinary language" philosophy of Wittgenstein and Austin, in film criticism and theory, in literature, psychoanalysis, and the American transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
The collection also reprints Richard Rorty's early review of Cavell's magnum opus, The Claim of Reason (1979), and it concludes with Cavell's substantial set of responses to the essays, a highlight of which is his engagement with Rorty.

Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 3
Cavell on Skepticismp. 10
On Refusing to Beginp. 22
Cavell's "Romanticism" and Cavell's Romanticismp. 37
Cavell and the Concept of Americap. 55
Rethinking the Ordinary: Austin after Cavellp. 82
Cavell and American Philosophyp. 100
Guessing the Unseen from the Seen: Stanley Cavell and Film Interpretationp. 118
The Avoidance of Stanley Cavellp. 140
Responsesp. 157
Passionate and Performative Utterance: Morals of Encounterp. 177
Selected Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9780195175684
ISBN-10: 0195175689
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.3  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.45