The Cavell Reader / Edition 1

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This volume is essential collection of readers from the work of Stanley Cavell, one of the most influential American philosophers of the twentieth century. It provides those who are unfamiliar with Cavell's work with an overview of its strategic purpose, its central theme, and its argumentative development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631197430
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/14/1996
  • Series: Wiley Blackwell Readers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Prologue: The Avoidance of Love (The Abdication Scene) 22
1 The Normal and the Natural 31
2 Knowing and Acknowledging 46
3 "The Frog and the Craftsman" 72
4 The Avoidance of Love (External-World Skepticism) 89
5 Ending the Waiting Game 94
6 Music Discomposed 113
7 Kierkegaard's On Authority and Revelation 127
8 The Avoidance of Love (Theater) 143
9 "Photograph, Screen, and Star" 156
10 The Same and Different: The Awful Truth 167
11 Macbeth Appalled 197
12 Psychoanalysis and Cinema: The Melodrama of the Unknown Woman 221
13 The Ordinary as the Uneventful 253
14 Words and Sentences 260
15 Being Odd, Getting Even 295
16 Declining Decline 321
17 Moral Perfectionism 353
Epilogue: The Investigations' Everyday Aesthetics of Itself 369
Stanley Cavell: A Bibliography 1951-1995 390
Index of Themes and Concepts 415
Index of Names and Titles 418
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