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

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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 .

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Stanley Cavell is Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University. In addition to lecturing at many American universities, he has delivered acclaimed lectures in Israel, Austria, France, and England. His books include: Must We Mean What We Say? (1969), The World Viewed (1971, 1979), The Senses of Walden (1972, 1981), The Claim of Reason (1979), Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage (1981), Disowning Knowledge in Six Plays of Shakespeare (1987), In Quest of the Ordinary (1988), This New Yet Unapproachable America (1989), and Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome (1990).

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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.


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