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

ISBN-10: 0226098214
ISBN-13: 9780226098210
Edition: 1990 (Reprint)
Authors: Stanley Cavell
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/15/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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 our understanding of them, but they do much more: they offer a vision of what life can be and what culture can mean. . . . These profound lectures are a wonderful place to make [Cavell's] acquaintance."--Hilary Putnam

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Staying the Course
Aversive Thinking Emersonian Representations in Heidegger and Nietzsche
The Argument of the Ordinary Scenes of Instruction in Wittgenstein and in Kripke
The Conversation of Justice Rawls and the Drama of Consent Epilogue
Hope against Hope
A Cover Letter
Bibliography

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