By Russell B. Goodman
Stanley Cavell has been an excellent, idiosyncratic, and debatable presence in American philosophy, literary feedback, and cultural experiences for years. at the same time he keeps to provide new writing of a excessive general -- an instance of that is incorporated during this assortment -- his paintings has elicited responses from a brand new iteration of writers in Europe and the US. This assortment showcases this new paintings, whereas illustrating the diversity of Cavell's pursuits: within the "ordinary language" philosophy of Wittgenstein and Austin, in movie feedback and idea, in literature, psychoanalysis, and the yankee transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
The assortment additionally reprints Richard Rorty's early evaluate of Cavell's magnum opus, The declare of Reason (1979), and it concludes with Cavell's large set of responses to the essays, a spotlight of that's his engagement with Rorty.
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1. Stanley Cavell, The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, Tragedy (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979); hereafter cited as CR. 2. See CR, xv. 3. In Stanley Cavell, Philosophical Passages (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995), 125–86; hereafter cited as PP. 4. ” Michael Payne, “Introduction,” Bucknell Review 32 (1989): 15. 5. “Why an interest in texts over problems? . ” Richard Fleming, The State of Philosophy: An Invitation to a Reading in Three Parts of Stanley Cavell’s The Claim of Reason (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1993), 24.
I think of this consignment as a form not so much of dementia as of what amentia ought to mean, a form of mindlessness. It does not appear unthinkable that the bulk of an entire culture, call it the public discourse of the culture, the culture thinking aloud about itself, hence believing itself to be talking philosophy, should become ungovernably inane. (CR, 94–95) Here, the Wittgensteinian philosopher’s responsiveness to those moments when we ﬁnd ourselves meaning something other than what we took ourselves to be saying, or meaning nothing intelligible at all, is interpreted as a response to moments when our speech loses touch with comprehensible human desires and interests; and this inanity is read as exemplary of a possibility that our present culture faces or has already actualized.
Michael Payne, “Introduction,” Bucknell Review 32 (1989): 15. 5. “Why an interest in texts over problems? . ” Richard Fleming, The State of Philosophy: An Invitation to a Reading in Three Parts of Stanley Cavell’s The Claim of Reason (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1993), 24. 6. Cavell, Must We Mean What We Say? A Book of Essays (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976), 200–202. 3 Cavell’s “Romanticism” and Cavell’s Romanticism SIMON CRITCHLEY I do not deny that truth can be used as a weapon; especially when it comes in fragments.
Contending with Stanley Cavell by Russell B. Goodman