Claim of Reason Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy

ISBN-10: 019513107X

ISBN-13: 9780195131079

Edition: 2nd 1999

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Description: This handsome new edition of Stanley Cavell's landmark text, first published 20 years ago, provides a new preface that discusses the reception and influence of his work, which occupies a unique niche between philosophy and literary studies.

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694

Foreword
Wittgenstein and the Concept of Human Knowledge
Criteria and Judgment
Criteria and Skepticism
Austin and Examples
What a Thing Is (Called)
Natural and Conventional
Normal and Natural
Skepticism and the Existence of the World
The Quest of Traditional Epistemology: Opening
The Reasonableness of Doubt
The Appeal to Projective Imagination
The Irrelevance of Projective Imagination as Directed Criticism
A Further Problem
Excursus on Wittgenstein's Vision of Language
Learning a Word
Projecting a Word
The Quest of Traditional Epistemology: Closing
The Philosopher's Ground for Doubt Requires Projection
The Philosopher's Projection Poses a Dilemma
The Philosopher's Basis; and a More Pervasive Conflict with His New Critics
The Philosopher's Context Is Non-claim
The Philosopher's Conclusion Is Not a Discovery
Two Interpretations of Traditional Epistemology; Phenomenology
The Knowledge of Existence
Knowledge and the Concept of Morality
Knowledge and the Basis of Morality
An Absence of Morality
Rules and Reasons
Promising and Punishing
Play and the Moral Life
The Autonomy of Morals
Skepticism and the Problem of Others
Between Acknowledgment and Avoidance
The parable of the boiling not
The private language argument
The allegory of words; interpretation; seeing something as something
Seeing human beings as human beings
Embryos
Slaves
Soul-blindness
The human guise
Knower and known
My relations to myself
Believing something and believing someone
Believing myself
Arguments from analogy and from design
Frog body and frog soul
Am I, or am I in, my body? Intactness and connection
Statues and dolls
Perfecting an automaton
Feelings and "feelings"
The ordonnance of the body; wonder vs. amazement
The Polonius of the problem of others
The Outsider
The concept of horror; of the monstrous
The (active) skeptical recital concerning other minds
Empathic projection
The seamlessness of projection
The question of a "best case" for others
Confinement and exposure in knowing
Unrestricted acknowledgment; the Outcast
Toward others we live our skepticism
Suspicion of unrestricted owing as pathological, adolescent, or romantic
The representative case for other minds is not defined by the generic
The passive skeptical recital concerning other minds
Skepticism and sanity again?
Asymmetries between the two directions of skepticism
Dr. Faust and Dr. Frankenstein
Passiveness and activeness; the Friend and the Confessor
The extraordinariness of the ordinary; romanticism
Narcissism
Proving the existence of the human
The vanishing of the human
The question of the history of the problem of others
Distinctions of madness
The other as replacement of God
Blake and the sufficiency of finitude
The science and the magic of the human
Literature as the knowledge of the Outsider
Bibliography
Index of Names
Index of Passages Cited from Philosophical Investigations
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