In Quest of the Ordinary: Lines of Skepticism and Romanticism

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University of Chicago Press, 1994 - 200 páginas
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.
 

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Univ. of Chicago Pr. Jan. 1989. c.184p. bibliog. index. LC 88-22651. ISBN 0-226-09817-6. $19.95. phil ~ In these seven lectures, Harvard professor Cavell continues the development of his thoughts on ... Leer comentario completo

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The Philosopher in American Life Toward Thoreau and Emerson
5
Emerson Coleridge Kant Terms as Conditions
29
Texts of Recovery Coleridge Wordsworth Heidegger
52
Recounting Gains Showing Losses A Reading of The Winters Tale
78
CONFERENCE RECONSTRUCTING INDIVIDUALISM 1984
105
Being Odd Getting Even Descartes Emerson Poe
107
Skepticism and a Word concerning Deconstruction
132
Poes Perversity and the Impulse of Skepticism
139
The Skeptical and the Metaphorical
146
THE TANNER LECTURE 1986
153
The Uncanniness of the Ordinary
155
CELEBRATION LECTURE 1986
181
The Fantastic of Philosophy
183
Bibliography
191
Index
199
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Stanley Cavell was born Stanley Louis Goldstein in Atlanta, Georgia on September 1, 1926. He received a degree in music from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University. From 1953 to 1956, he was a junior fellow in Harvard's Society of Fellows. He then taught for six years at the University of California, Berkeley. He returned to Harvard to teach in 1963, becoming professor emeritus in 1997. His first book, Must We Mean What We Say?, was published in 1969. His other books included The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy; Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage; and Themes Out of School: Effects and Causes. He died from heart failure on June 19, 2018 at the age of 91.

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