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Cities of words : pedagogical letters on a register of the moral life

Cities of words : pedagogical letters on a register of the moral life

Author: Stanley Cavell; Harvard University (Cambridge (Mass.))
Publisher: Cambridge (Mass.) [etc.] <<The>> Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Cavell; Harvard University (Cambridge (Mass.))
ISBN: 9780674018181 0674018184
OCLC Number: 1015113494
Awards: Nominated for Pulitzer Prizes 2005
Nominated for John G. Cawelti Award 2005
Nominated for John Hope Franklin Publication Prize 2005
Nominated for David Easton Award 2008
Description: XI, 458 p. 25 cm
Contents: Preface Introduction 1. Emerson 2. The Philadelphia Story 3. Locke 4. Adam's Rib 5. John Stuart Mill 6. Gaslight 7. Kant 8. It Happened One Night 9. Rawls 10. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 11. Nietzsche 12. Now, Voyager 13. Ibsen 14. Stella Dallas 15. Freud 16. The Lady Eve 17. Plato 18. His Girl Friday 19. Aristotle 20. The Awful Truth 21. Henry James and Max Ophuls 22. G. B. Shaw: Pygmalion and Pygmalion 23. Shakespeare and Rohmer: Two Tales of Winter Themes of Moral Perfectionism Bibliography Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: Stanley Cavell.


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Perhaps more than any living philosopher in the English language Cavell has consistently and almost obsessively been at pains to carve out his own path. He is genuinely original. But more than this Read more...

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