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In Quest of the Ordinary : Lines of Skepticism and Romanticism - Stanley Cavell

In Quest of the Ordinary

Lines of Skepticism and Romanticism

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Published: 1st January 1988
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These lectures by one of the most influential and original philosophers of the twentieth century constitute a sustained argument for the philosophical basis of romanticism, particularly in its American rendering. Through his examination of such authors as Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Wordsworth, and Coleridge, Stanley Cavell shows that romanticism and American transcendentalism represent a serious philosophical response to the challenge of skepticism that underlies the writings of Wittgenstein and Austin on ordinary language.

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Philosopher in American Life (Toward Thoreau and Emerson)
Emerson, Coleridge, Kant (Terms as Conditions)
Texts of Recovery (Coleridge, Wordsworth, Heidegger...)
Recounting Gains, Showing Losses (A Reading of The Winter's Tale)
Being Odd, Getting Even (Descartes, Emerson, Poe) Postscript
Skepticism and a Word concerning Deconstruction Postscript
Poe's Perversity and the Imp(ulse) of Skepticism Postscript
The Skeptical and the Metaphorical
The Uncanniness of the Ordinary
The Fantastic of Philosophy
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226098180
ISBN-10: 0226098184
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 213
Published: 1st January 1988
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34