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In Quest of the Ordinary Lines of Skepticism and Romanticism

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ISBN-10: 0226098184

ISBN-13: 9780226098180

Edition: 1994 (Reprint)

Authors: Stanley Cavell

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These lectures by one of the most influential and original philosophers of the twentieth century constitute a sustained argument for the philosophical basis of romanticism, particularly in its American rendering. Through his examination of such authors as Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Wordsworth, and Coleridge, Stanley Cavell shows that romanticism and American transcendentalism represent a serious philosophical response to the challenge of skepticism that underlies the writings of Wittgenstein and Austin on ordinary language.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.22" wide x 9.09" long x 0.53" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Philosopher in American Life (Toward Thoreau and Emerson)
Emerson, Coleridge, Kant (Terms as Conditions)
Texts of Recovery (Coleridge, Wordsworth, Heidegger...)
Recounting Gains, Showing Losses (A Reading of The Winter's Tale)
Being Odd, Getting Even (Descartes, Emerson, Poe) Postscript
Skepticism and a Word concerning Deconstruction Postscript
Poe's Perversity and the Imp(ulse) of Skepticism Postscript
The Skeptical and the Metaphorical
The Uncanniness of the Ordinary
The Fantastic of Philosophy
Bibliography
Index