Download e-book for kindle: Contending with Stanley Cavell by Russell B. Goodman

By Russell B. Goodman

Stanley Cavell has been a super, idiosyncratic, and debatable presence in American philosophy, literary feedback, and cultural stories for years. at the same time he keeps to provide new writing of a excessive usual -- an instance of that is incorporated during this assortment -- his paintings has elicited responses from a brand new iteration of writers in Europe and the US. This assortment showcases this new paintings, whereas illustrating the diversity of Cavell's pursuits: within the "ordinary language" philosophy of Wittgenstein and Austin, in movie feedback and thought, in literature, psychoanalysis, and the yankee transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

The assortment additionally reprints Richard Rorty's early evaluation of Cavell's magnum opus, The declare of Reason (1979), and it concludes with Cavell's immense set of responses to the essays, a spotlight of that is his engagement with Rorty.

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