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Stanley Cavell: Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary
This is the first full-length philosophical study of the work of Stanley Cavell, best known for his seminal contributions to the fields of film studies, Shakespearian literary criticism, and the confluence of psychoanalysis and literary theory. It is not fully appreciated that Cavell's project originated in his interpretation of Austin's and Wittgenstein's ordinary-languag ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 7th 1999 by OUP Oxford
(first published March 10th 1994)
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This is a fantastic introduction to Cavell. The author conveys the subtlety and depth of Cavell's explorations with great clarity, sympathy and sensitivity. Before reading it, I had never particularly liked or appreciated Cavell, but now I can see why he does what he does and how impressively he does it. The book's aim is to make you read Cavell for yourself, but its achievement is more than that, since it gives you an excellent overview of his endeavours - something that even with hours of stud ...more