Cities of Words: Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral Life

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Harvard University Press, 2005 M10 31 - 474 pages
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This book--which presents a course of lectures Cavell presented several times toward the end of his teaching career at Harvard--links masterpieces of moral philosophy and classic Hollywood comedies to fashion a new way of looking at our lives and learning to live with ourselves.
 

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What does it mean to live a moral life? In his typically provocative fashion, Cavell (Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics & the General Theory of Value Emeritus, Harvard) answers this question by ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
Introduction
Emerson
The Philadelphia Story
Locke
Adams
John Stuart Mill
Gaslight
Ibsen
Stella Dallas
Freud
The Lady
Plato
His Girl Friday
Aristotle
The Awful Truth

Kant
It Happened One Night
Rawls
Mr Deeds Goes to Town
Nietzsche
Now Voyager
Henry James and Max Ophuls
Pygmalion and Pygmalion
Two Tales of Winter
Themes of Moral Perfectionism in Platos Republic Acknowledgments
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