Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies: Consequences of Skepticism

Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies: Consequences of Skepticism


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441129451
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/22/2011
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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).

Bernard Rhie is Associate Professor of English at Williams College, USA.

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

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