Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies: Consequences of Skepticism


A groundbreaking and timely collection that draws out the full implications of Stanley Cavell's writings and ideas for literary studies.

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A groundbreaking and timely collection that draws out the full implications of Stanley Cavell's writings and ideas for literary studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441164957
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/29/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Eldridge is the Charles and Harriett Cox McDowell Professor of Philosophy at Swarthmore College, PA, USA. He is the author and editor of numerous books in philosophy and literature, including, as editor, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature (OUP, 2009) and Stanley Cavell (CUP, 2003, 2008), and as author, Literature, Life, and Modernity (Columbia University Press, 2008), An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art (CUP, 2004), On Moral Personhood: Philosophy, Literature, Criticism, and Self-Understanding (University of Chicago Press,1989), and Leading a Human Life: Wittgenstein, Intentionality, and Romanticism (University of Chicago Press, 1997).
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Table of Contents

Notes on ContributorsAbbreviations1. Introduction: Cavell, Literary Studies, and the Human Subject: Consequences of Skepticism Richard Eldridge and Bernard RhieI. Principles2. The Adventure of Reading: Literature and Philosophy, Cavell and Beauvoir Toril Moi3. "Is 'Us' Me?" Cultural Studies and the Universality of Aesthetic Judgments R. M. Berry4. Cavell and Kant: The Work of Criticism and the Work of Art Anthony J. Cascardi5. Cavell and Wittgenstein on Morality: The Limits of Acknowledgment Charles Altieri6. The Word Viewed: Skepticism Degree Zero Garrett Stewart7. A Storied World: On Meeting and Being Met Naomi Scheman8. Skepticism and the Idea of an Other: Reflections on Cavell and Postcolonialism Simona Bertacco and John GibsonII. Practices9. William Shakespeare and Stanley Cavell: Acknowledging, Confessing, and Tragedy Sarah Beckwith10. Competing for the Soul: Cavell on Shakespeare Lawrence F. Rhu11. "Communicating with Objects": Romanticism, Skepticism, and "The Specter of Animism" in Cavell and Wordsworth Joshua Wilner12. Emerson Discomposed: Skepticism, Naturalism, and the Search for Criteria in "Experience" Paul Grimstad13. Beside Ourselves: Near, Neighboring and Next-to in Cavell's The Senses of Walden and William Carlos Williams's "Fine Work with Pitch and Copper" Elisa New14. For all You Know Andrew H. Miller15. Empiricism, Exhaustion, and Meaning What We Say: Cavell and Contemporary Fiction Robert ChodatSelect BibliographyIndex

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