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  • Cambridge Philosophy Classics: Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays by Stanley Cavell
    Cambridge Philosophy Classics: Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    Stanley Cavell's famous collection of essays includes discussions of issues in a diverse range of topics in philosophy, literature, the arts, politics and ethics, including his interpretation of 'ordinary language philosophy'. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, this influential work is now available to a new generation of readers.

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  • Philosophy and Animal Life by Stanley Cavell
    Philosophy and Animal Life (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell, Cora Diamond

    In Philosophy and Animal Life, Cora Diamond begins with "The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy," in which she accuses analytical philosophy of evading, or deflecting, the responsibility of human beings toward nonhuman animals. Diamond then explores the animal question in the more general problem of philosophical skepticism. Focusing specifically on J. M. Coetzee'sThe Lives of Animals, she considers the failure of language to capture the vulnerability of humans and animals. Stanley Cavell responds to Diamond's argument with his own close reading of Coetzee's work, connecting the human-animal relationship to further themes of morality and philosophy. John McDowell follows with a critique of both Diamond and Cavell, and Ian Hacking explains why Cora Diamond's essay is so deeply perturbing and, paradoxically, favors poetry over philosophy in overcoming her difficulties. Cary Wolfe's introduction situates these arguments within the broader context of contemporary continental philosophy and theory, particularly Jacques Derrida's work on deconstruction and the question of the animal.

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  • Philosophy and Animal Life by Stanley Cavell
    Philosophy and Animal Life (English, Hardback) Stanley Cavell, Cora Diamond

    Offers a way of thinking about animal rights, our obligation to animals, and the nature of philosophy itself. This book explores how the animal question is bound up with the general problem of philosophical skepticism. It considers the failure of language to capture the vulnerability of humans and animals.

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  • The Scandal of the Speaking Body by Shoshana Felman
    The Scandal of the Speaking Body (English, Paperback) Shoshana Felman

    Imagining an encounter between Moliere's Don Juan and Austin, this bold yet subtle meditation contemplates the seductive promises of speech and of love, in a telling exchange among philosophy, linguistics, literature, and Lacanian theory.

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  • Emerson's Transcendental Etudes by Stanley Cavell
    Emerson's Transcendental Etudes (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    This work is Stanley Cavell's definitive expression on Emerson. The sustained effort of 30 years of labour is drawn together here for the first time into a single volume, which also contains two previously unpublished essays and an introduction by Cavell that reflects on this book and its history.

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  • Cities of Words by Stanley Cavell
    Cities of Words (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    This book--which presents a course of lectures Cavell presented several times toward the end of his teaching career at Harvard--links masterpieces of moral philosophy and classic Hollywood comedies to fashion a new way of looking at our lives and learning to live with ourselves.

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  • The Immediate Experience by Robert Warshow
    The Immediate Experience (English, Paperback) Robert Warshow

    This collection of essays, which originally appeared as a book in 1962, is virtually the complete works of an editor of Commentary magazine who died, at age 37, in 1955. Long before the rise of Cultural Studies as an academic pursuit, in the pages of the best literary magazines of the day, Robert Warshow wrote analyses of the folklore of modern life that were as sensitive and penetrating as the...

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  • Disowning Knowledge by Stanley Cavell
    Disowning Knowledge (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    Reissued with a new essay on Macbeth this famous collection of essays on Shakespeare's tragedies considers these plays as responses to the crisis of knowledge and the emergence of modern skepticism provoked by the new science of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

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  • Life and Words by Veena Das
    Life and Words (English, Paperback) Veena Das

    Contributes to contemporary thinking about violence and how it affects everyday life. This book examines case studies including the extreme violence of the Partition of India in 1947 and the massacre of Sikhs in 1984 after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

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  • The Claim of Reason by Stanley Cavell
    The Claim of Reason (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    Discusses the reception and influence of the work, which occupies a niche between philosophy and literary studies.

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  • This New Yet Unapproachable America by Stanley Cavell
    This New Yet Unapproachable America (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    Explains how language modifies human existence, looking specifically at the culture of Wittgenstein's writings. In this title, the author draws on Emerson, Thoreau, and many others to make his case that Wittgenstein can indeed be viewed as a "philosopher of culture".

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  • In Quest of the Ordinary by Stanley Cavell
    In Quest of the Ordinary (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    A collection of lectures that examine such authors as Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Wordsworth, and Coleridge to show 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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  • A Natural Perspective by Northrop Frye
    A Natural Perspective (English, Paperback) Northrop Frye

    Frye maintains that Shakespeare's comedy is widely misunderstood and underestimated, and that the four romances--Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest--are the inevitable culmination of the poet's career.

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  • A Pitch of Philosophy by Stanley Cavell
    A Pitch of Philosophy (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    This book is an invitation to the life of philosophy in the United States, as Emerson once lived it and as Stanley Cavell now lives it--in all its topographical ambiguity.

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  • Philosophy the Day after Tomorrow by Stanley Cavell
    Philosophy the Day after Tomorrow (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    Seeking for philosophy the same spirit and assurance conveyed by artists like Fred Astaire, Cavell presents essays exploring the meaning of grace and gesture in film and on stage, in language and in life. Critical to the renaissance in American thought Cavell hopes to provoke is the recognition of the centrality of the "ordinary" to American life.

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  • Pursuits of Happiness by Stanley Cavell
    Pursuits of Happiness (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    During the '30s and '40s, Hollywood produced a genre of madcap comedies that emphasized reuniting the central couple after divorce or separation. Here, Cavell examines seven of those classic movies for their cinematic techniques, and for such varied themes as feminism, liberty and interdependence.

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  • The World Viewed by Stanley Cavell
    The World Viewed (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    Stanley Cavell looks closely at America's most popular art and our perceptions of it. His explorations of Hollywood's stars, directors, and most famous films-as well as his fresh look at Godard, Bergman, and other great European directors-will be of lasting interest to movie-viewers and intelligent people everywhere.

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  • Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome by Stanley Cavell
    Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    In these three lectures, Cavell situates Emerson at an intersection of three crossroads: a place where both philosophy and literature pass; where the two traditions of English and German philosophy shun one another; where the cultures of America and Europe unsettle one another.

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  • The Senses of "Walden" by Stanley Cavell
    The Senses of "Walden" (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell

    Stanley Cavell, one of America's most distinguished philosophers, has written an invaluable companion volume to Walden, a seminal book in our cultural heritage. This expanded edition includes two essays on Emerson.

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  • Little Did I Know by Stanley Cavell
    Little Did I Know (English, Hardback) Stanley Cavell

    A fascinating work, at once philosophical and autobiographical, by one of the most original thinkers in the United States today.

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