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Cavell, Stanley 1926-2018

Works: 237 works in 1,077 publications in 8 languages and 42,585 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Biography  Drama 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, zxx, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Opponent, Other, Contributor, wpr, Restager , Honoree
Classifications: B945.C273, 191
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Most widely held works by Stanley Cavell
The claim of reason : Wittgenstein, skepticism, morality, and tragedy by Stanley Cavell( )

77 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition of Stanley Cavell's landmark text, first published 20 years ago, provides a new preface that discusses the reception and influence of his work, which occupies a unique niche between philosophy and literary studies."--Jacket
The senses of Walden by Stanley Cavell( Book )

60 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays explores Thoreau's Walden, and discusses the importance of Thoreau and Emerson on American thought
Must we mean what we say? : a book of essays by Stanley Cavell( Book )

88 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a remarkable, and now famous, volume of philosophical studies. The essays span and connect topics in the philosophy of language, aesthetics, and a criticism of literature, drama and music. The style and the range and integration of interests are alike individual, ambitious and arresting. The book is a distinguished personal work, of permanent interest and value
Contending with Stanley Cavell( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stanley Cavell has been a brilliant, idiosyncratic, and controversial presence in American philosophy, literary criticism, and cultural studies for years. Even as he continues to produce new writing of a high standard - an example of which is included in this collection - his work has elicited responses from a new generation of writers in Europe and America. This collection showcases this new work, while illustrating the variety of Cavell's interests: in the "ordinary language" philosophy of Wittgenstein and Austin, in film criticism and theory, in literature, psychoanalysis, and the American transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau." "The collection also reprints Richard Rorty's early review of Cavell's magnum opus, The Claim of Reason (1979), and it concludes with Cavell's substantial set of responses to the essays, a highlight of which is his engagement with Rorty."--BOOK JACKET
The world viewed : reflections on the ontology of film by Stanley Cavell( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their thoughtful study of one of Stanley Cavell's greatest yet most neglected books, William Rothman and Marian Keane address this eminent philosopher's many readers, from a variety of disciplines, who have neither understood why he has given film so much attention, nor grasped the place of The World Viewed within the totality of his writings about film. Rothman and Keane also reintroduce The World Viewed to the field of film studies. When the new field entered universities in the late 1960s, it predicated its legitimacy on the conviction that the medium's artistic achievements called for serious criticism and on the corollary conviction that no existing field was capable of the criticism filmed called for. The study of film needed to found itself, intellectually, upon a philosophical investigation of the conditions of the medium and art of film. Such was the challenge The World Viewed took upon itself. However, film studies opted to embrace theory as a higher authority than our experiences of movies, divorcing itself from the philosophical perspective of self-reflection apart from which, The World Viewed teaches, we cannot know what movies mean, or what they are. Rotham and Keane now argue that the poststructuralist theories that dominated film studies for a quarter of a century no longer compel conviction, Cavell's brilliant and beautiful book can provide a sense of liberation to a field that has forsaken its original calling. Read in a way that acknowledges its philosophical achievement, The World Viewed can show the field a way to move forward by rediscovering its passion for the art of film. Reading Cavell's The World Viewed will prove invaluable to scholars and students of film and philosophy, and to those in other fields, such as literary studies and American studies, who have found Cavell's work provocative an fruitful. -- Wayne State University Press
Pursuits of happiness : the Hollywood comedy of remarriage by Stanley Cavell( Book )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at seven classic romantic comedies of the thirties and forties, and compares what each film expresses about marriage, interdependence, equality, and sexual roles
Conditions handsome and unhandsome : the constitution of Emersonian perfectionism by Stanley Cavell( )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these three lectures, Cavell situates Emerson at an intersection of three crossroads: a place where both philosophy and literature pass; where the two traditions of English and German philosophy shun one another; where the cultures of America and Europe unsettle one another. "Cavell's 'readings' of Wittgenstein and Heidegger and Emerson and other thinkers surely deepen our understanding of them, but they do much more: they offer a vision of what life can be and what culture can mean. . . . These profound lectures are a wonderful place to make [Cavell's] acquaintance." - Hilary Putnam. -- Publisher's website
Cities of words : pedagogical letters on a register of the moral life by Stanley Cavell( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since Socrates and his circle first tried to frame the Just City in words, discussion of a perfect communal life - a life of justice, reflection, and mutual respect - has had to come to terms with the distance between that idea and reality. Measuring this distance step by practical step is the philosophical project that Stanley Cavell has pursued on his exploratory path. Situated at the intersection of two of his longstanding interests - Emersonian philosophy and the Hollywood comedy of remarriage - Cavell's new work marks a significant advance in this project. The 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."--Jacket
In quest of the ordinary : lines of skepticism and romanticism by Stanley Cavell( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. -- Book cover
Disowning knowledge in six plays of Shakespeare by Stanley Cavell( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy the day after tomorrow by Stanley Cavell( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nietzsche characterized the philosopher as the man of tomorrow and the day after tomorrow - a description befitting Stanley Cavell, with his longtime interest in freedom in the face of an uncertain future. This interest, particularly in the role of language in freedom of the will, is fully engaged in this volume, a collection of retrospective and forward-thinking essays on performative language and on performances in which the question of freedom is the underlying concern."--Jacket
Ordinary language : essays in philosophical method by V. C Chappell( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new yet unapproachable America : lectures after Emerson after Wittgenstein by Stanley Cavell( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Cavell is a titan of the academic world; his work in aesthetics and philosophy has shaped both fields in the United States over the past forty years. In this brief yet enlightening collection of lectures, Cavell investigates the work of two of his most tried-and-true subjects: Emerson and Wittgenstein. Beginning with an introductory essay that places his own work in a philosophical and historical context, Cavell guides his reader through his thought process when composing and editing his lectures while making larger claims about the influence of institutions on philosophers, and t
Themes out of school : effects and causes by Stanley Cavell( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first essay of this book, Stanley Cavell characterizes philosophy as a "willingness to think not about something other than what ordinary human beings think about, but rather to learn to think undistractedly about things that ordinary human beings cannot help thinking about, or anyway cannot help having occur to them, sometimes in fantasy, sometimes as a flash across a landscape." Fantasies of film and television and literature, flashes across the landscape of literary theory, philosophical discourse, and French historiography give Cavell his starting points in these twelve essays. Here is philosophy in and out of "school," understood as a discipline in itself or thought through the works of Shakespeare, Molïre, Kierkegaard, Thoreau, Brecht, Makavejev, Bergman, Hitchcock, Astaire, and Keaton. -- Publisher's website
Contesting tears : the Hollywood melodrama of the unknown woman by Stanley Cavell( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavell provides close readings of four melodramas he finds definitive of the genre: Letter from an Unknown Woman; Gaslight; Now, Voyager; and Stella Dallas. The women in these melodramas, like the women in the comedies, demand equality, shared education, and transfiguration, exemplifying for Cavell a moral perfectionism he identifies as Emersonian. But unlike the comedies, which portray a quest for a shared existence of expressiveness and joy, the melodramas trace instead the woman's recognition that in this quest she is isolated. Part of the melodrama concerns the various ways the men in the films (and the audiences of the films) interpret and desire to force the woman's consequent inaccessibility
Philosophy and animal life by Stanley Cavell( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosophy and Animal Life offers a new way of thinking about animal rights, our obligation to animals, and the nature of philosophy itself. It is a crucial collection for those interested in animal rights, ethics, and the development of philosophical inquiry. It also offers a unique exploration of the role of ethics in Coetzee's fiction."--Jacket
Disowning knowledge in seven plays of Shakespeare by Stanley Cavell( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reissued with an essay on Macbeth, this is a collection of essays on Shakespeare's tragedies
Images in our souls : Cavell, psychoanalysis, and cinema( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical passages : Wittgenstein, Emerson, Austin, Derrida by Stanley Cavell( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Cavell, one of the most important of contemporary American philosophers, has often returned to Emerson and Wittgenstein in his determination to recover vital links between American and European philosophy. In this most recent collection of his writing, Cavell provides extraordinary careful and sustained readings of Emerson's "Fate", Derrida's response to J.L. Austin in "Signature Event Context", and Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. The reading of "Fate" continues Cavell's investigation of Emerson's concept of thinking, which he began in the first chapter of Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome. The reply to Derrida's remarks on Austin not only places Austin's theory of performative utterances in the context of his other writing but also recalls Austin's importance as a teacher and as an early influence on Cavell. "Notes on the Opening of Wittgenstein's Investigations" provides the rare opportunity of witnessing Cavell in the act of teaching a philosophical text. These much revised and updated notes, which have been circulating in manuscript since 1991 but are published here for the first time, were the basis of a portion of Cavell's lecture course on the Investigations, which he gave at Berkeley and later Harvard. They in part look back on the opening pages of The Claim of Reason. -- Book cover
Emerson's transcendental etudes by Stanley Cavell( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is Stanley Cavell's definitive expression on Emerson. Over the past thirty years, Cavell has demonstrated that he is the most emphatic and provocative philosophical critic of Emerson that America has yet known. The sustained effort of that labor is drawn together here for the first time into a single volume, which also contains two previously unpublished essays and an introduction by Cavell that reflects on this book and the history of its emergence. Students and scholars working in philosophy, literature, American studies, history, film studies, and political theory can now more easily access Cavell's luminous and enduring work on Emerson. Such engagement should be further complemented by extensive indices and annotations. If we are still in doubt whether America has expressed itself philosophically, there is perhaps no better space for inquiry than reading Cavell reading Emerson
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Contending with Stanley Cavell
The senses of WaldenMust we mean what we say? : a book of essaysContending with Stanley CavellThe world viewed : reflections on the ontology of filmPursuits of happiness : the Hollywood comedy of remarriageConditions handsome and unhandsome : the constitution of Emersonian perfectionismCities of words : pedagogical letters on a register of the moral lifeIn quest of the ordinary : lines of skepticism and romanticism
Alternative Names

Cavell, Stanley, 1926-

Cavell Stanley Louis

Goldstein, Stanley 1926-

Goldstein, Stanley Louis, 1926-2018

Kāfil, Stānlī 1926-2018

Kāvil, Stānlī 1926-2018

Stanley Cavell American philosopher

Stanley Cavell Amerikaans filosoof

Stanley Cavell filósofo estadounidense

Stanley Cavell filosofo statunitense

Stanley Cavell philosophe américain

Stanley Cavell US-amerikanischer Philosoph

סטנלי קאוול פילוסוף אמריקאי

קאוול, סטנלי

קאוול, סטנלי, 1926-

קאול, סטנלי, 1926-

קעבל, סטנלי, 1926-

استنلی کاول فیلسوف آمریکایی

ستانلي كافيل فيلسوف أمريكي

카벨, 스탠리 1926-

캐벌, 스탠리 1926-

カヴェル, S

カヴェル, スタンリー

カヴェル, スタンリー, 1926-2018

カベル, スタンリー


スタンリー・カヴェル 1926-


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