A Pitch of Philosophy: Autobiographical Exercises

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Harvard University Press, 1994 - Medical - 196 pages
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Hear Lawrence Buell, Michael Sandel, Stanley Cavell, and Wai Chee Dimock speak at the Bicentennial Emerson Forum to be held April 3, 2003 at Harvard University. Read more...

This book is an invitation to the life of philosophy in the United States, as Emerson once lived it and as Stanley Cavell now lives it--in all its topographical ambiguity.

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Cavell is an odd man out at Harvard-a philosopher with a taste for romanticism and an interest in rhetoric. He was especially moved by J.L. Austin's How To Do Things with Words (1975), one kind of ... Read full review

Contents

The Metaphysical Voice 59 Worlds of Philosophical Difference
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Pictures of Destruction 75 Derridas Austin and the Stake
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Exclusion of the Theory of the NonSerious 88 Skepticism and
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Stanley Cavell is Walter M. Cabot Professor, Emeritus, of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value, Harvard University.

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