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Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome: The Constitution of Emersonian Perfectionism: The Carus Lectures, 1988

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In these three lectures, Cavell situates Emerson at an intersection of three crossroads: a place where both philosophy and literature pass; where the two traditions of English and German philosophy shun one another; where the cultures of America and Europe unsettle one another.

"Cavell's 'readings' of Wittgenstein and Heidegger and Emerson and other thinkers surely deepen o
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Paperback, 163 pages
Published January 15th 1991 by University Of Chicago Press (first published June 1st 1990)
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Meg
Sep 30, 2007 Meg marked it as to-read
i'm going to try not to mark this up so much so i can send it out to DBQ in CO.

and then maybe margaret will let me use her copy of tina brown's "DIANA" and then i could also send that to DBQ...the book chain is really beautiful!
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Cavell's take on Emerson presents a daring challenge to academic philosophy. I was frequently stirred by Cavell's writing, but I was more frequently annoyed by his hyper-clever wordplay.
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Takes Emerson to a whole new level. That's even a huge understatement.
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