In Quest of the Ordinary: Lines of Skepticism and Romanticism
University of Chicago Press, 1994 - 200 pages
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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Univ. of Chicago Pr. Jan. 1989. c.184p. bibliog. index. LC 88-22651. ISBN 0-226-09817-6. $19.95. phil ~ In these seven lectures, Harvard professor Cavell continues the development of his thoughts on ... Read full review
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