Pursuits of Reason: Essays in Honor of Stanley Cavel

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Essays by Cavell's students and colleagues (published on the occasion of his 65th birthday) reflect the interests, concerns, and inspiration of the influential philosopher. They are grouped in three sections on the ambitions of reason, the anxieties of reason, and the arts of reason. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Ted Cohen (1939-2014) was a professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago from 1967 until his death. He was the auhor of Jokes: Philosophical Thoughts on Joking Matters and Thinking of Others: On the Talent for Metaphor and co-editor of Essays in Kant's Aesthetics and Pursuits of Reason: Essays in Honor of Stanley Cavell.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Pope's Essay On Man and Those "Happy Pieties" 13
The Political Argument of Rousseau's Essay on the Origin of Languages 21
The Standard of Taste and the "Most Ardent Desire Of Society" 37
Religion and the Distortions of Human Reason: On Kant's Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone 67
What Happens to the Consequences? Some Problems of Judgment in Kantian Ethics 105
Emerson and the Inhibitions of Democrarcy 121
Utterance and Theatricality: A Problem for Modern Aesthetics in Mill's Account of Poetry 133
Othello's Doubt/Desdemona's Death: The Engendering of Skepticism 161
American Philosophy Continued: Peirce's Puzzles about the Self 177
Some Origins of Analytical Philosophy in Austria 187
Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and Nonsense 195
Skepticism and the Interpretation of Wittgenstein 225
On Wittgenstein and Kripke: Mastering Language in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations 241
Between Belief and Fantasy: A Study of the Imagination 265
On the Various Scents of Taste: A Proto-Aesthetic Reflection 291
Serpents in the Soul: A Reading of Seneca's Medea 307
Cavell's Creation 345
What Happens by Itself in Photography? 361
Killing Time: The Last of the Last Minute Rescues 375
Some Philosophy, in Two Parts 385
List of Contributors 403
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