Philosophical Passages: Wittgenstein, Emerson, Austin, Derrida / Edition 1

Philosophical Passages: Wittgenstein, Emerson, Austin, Derrida / Edition 1

by Stanley Cavell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631192719

ISBN-13: 9780631192718

Pub. Date: 01/17/1995

Publisher: Wiley

Stanley Cavell, one of the most important of contemporary American philosophers, has often returned to Emerson and Wittgenstein in his determination to recover vital links between American and European philosophy. In this most recent collection of his writing, Cavell provides extraordinary careful and sustained readings of Emerson's "Fate", Derrida's response to J.

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Stanley Cavell, one of the most important of contemporary American philosophers, has often returned to Emerson and Wittgenstein in his determination to recover vital links between American and European philosophy. In this most recent collection of his writing, Cavell provides extraordinary careful and sustained readings of Emerson's "Fate", Derrida's response to J. L. Austin in "Signature Event Context", and Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. The reading of "Fate" continues Cavell's investigation of Emerson's concept of thinking, which he began in the first chapter of Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome. The reply to Derrida's remarks on Austin not only places Austin's theory of performative utterances in the context of his other writing but also recalls Austin's importance as a teacher and as an early influence on Cavell. "Notes on the Opening of Wittgenstein's Investigations" provides the rare opportunity of witnessing Cavell in the act of teaching a philosophical text. These much revised and updated notes, which have been circulating in manuscript since 1991 but are published here for the first time, were the basis of a portion of Cavell's lecture course on the Investigations, which he gave at Berkeley and later Harvard. They in part look back on the opening pages of The Claim of Reason.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631192718
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/17/1995
Series:
Bucknell Lectures in Literary Theory Series
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction: Michael Payne and Richard Fleming.

1. Emerson's Constitutional Amending: Reading Emerson's "Fate".

2. What Did Derrida Want of Austin?.

3. Seminar on "What Did Derrida Want of Austin?".

4. The Self of Philosophy: An Interview with Stanley Cavell.

5. Continuing Cavell: Side Roads of "The Claim of Reason": Richard Fleming.

6. Notes and Afterthoughts on the Opening of Wittgenstein's Investigations.

Stanley Cavell: A Working Bibliography, 1951-1994: Compiled by Peter S. Fosl and Michael Payne.

Index.

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