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 Contributors Abbreviations

1. Introduction:
Cavell, Literary Studies, and the Human Subject: Consequences of Skepticism
Richard Eldridge and Bernard Rhie

I. Principles
2. The Adventure of Reading: Literature and Philosophy, Cavell and Beauvoir
Toril Moi
3. "Is 'Us' Me?" Cultural Studies and the Universality of Aesthetic Judgments
R. M. Berry
4. Cavell and Kant: The Work of Criticism and the Work of Art
Anthony J. Cascardi
5. Cavell and Wittgenstein on Morality: The Limits of Acknowledgment
Charles Altieri
6. The Word Viewed: Skepticism Degree Zero
Garrett Stewart
7. A Storied World: On Meeting and Being Met
Naomi Scheman
8. Skepticism and the Idea of an Other: Reflections on Cavell and Postcolonialism
Simona Bertacco and John Gibson

II. Practices
9. William Shakespeare and Stanley Cavell: Acknowledging, Confessing, and Tragedy
Sarah Beckwith
10. Competing for the Soul: Cavell on Shakespeare
Lawrence F. Rhu
11. "Communicating with Objects": Romanticism, Skepticism, and "The Specter of Animism" in Cavell and Wordsworth
Joshua Wilner
12. Emerson Discomposed: Skepticism, Naturalism, and the Search for Criteria in "Experience"
Paul Grimstad
13. 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 New
14. For all You Know
Andrew H. Miller
15. Empiricism, Exhaustion, and Meaning What We Say: Cavell and Contemporary Fiction Robert Chodat

Select Bibliography Index

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