Emerson's Transcendental Etudes

Emerson's Transcendental Etudes

by Stanley Cavell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804745439

ISBN-13: 9780804745437

Pub. Date: 11/04/2003

Publisher: Stanford University Press


This book is Stanley Cavell’s definitive expression on Emerson. Over the past thirty years, Cavell has demonstrated that he is the most emphatic and provocative philosophical critic of Emerson that America has yet known. The sustained effort of that labor is drawn together here for the first time into a single volume, which also contains two previously…  See more details below

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This book is Stanley Cavell’s definitive expression on Emerson. Over the past thirty years, Cavell has demonstrated that he is the most emphatic and provocative philosophical critic of Emerson that America has yet known. The sustained effort of that labor is drawn together here for the first time into a single volume, which also contains two previously unpublished essays and an introduction by Cavell that reflects on this book and the history of its emergence.
Students and scholars working in philosophy, literature, American studies, history, film studies, and political theory can now more easily access Cavell’s luminous and enduring work on Emerson. Such engagement should be further complemented by extensive indices and annotations. If we are still in doubt whether America has expressed itself philosophically, there is perhaps no better space for inquiry than reading Cavell reading Emerson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804745437
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
11/04/2003
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Acknowledgments
Editor's Preface
Introduction1
1Thinking of Emerson10
2An Emerson Mood20
3The Philosopher in American Life (toward Thoreau and Emerson)33
4Emerson, Coleridge, Kant (Terms as Conditions)59
5Being Odd, Getting Even (Descartes, Emerson, Poe)83
6Finding as Founding: Taking Steps in Emerson's "Experience"110
7Aversive Thinking: Emersonian Representations in Heidegger and Nietzsche141
8Hope against Hope171
9What Is the Emersonian Event? A Comment on Kateb's Emerson183
10Emerson's Constitutional Amending: Reading "Fate"192
11What's the Use of Calling Emerson a Pragmatist?215
12Old and New in Emerson and Nietzsche224
13Henry James Reading Emerson Reading Shakespeare234
Notes251
Works Cited261
Books by Stanley Cavell269
Selected Books and Collections on Cavell270
Index271

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