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1st Edition

Reading Cavell

ISBN 9780415346399
Published March 15, 2006 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Alongside Richard Rorty, Hilary Putnam and Jacques Derrida, Stanley Cavell is arguably one of the best-known philosophers in the world. This state-of-the-art collection explores the work of this original and interesting figure who has already been the subject of a number of books, conferences and Phd theses.

A philosopher whose work encompasses a broad range of interests, such as Wittgenstein, scepticism in philosophy, the philosophy of art and film, Shakespeare, and philosophy of mind and language, Cavell has also written much about Henry Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Including contributions from Hilary Putnam, Cora Diamond, Jim Conant and Stephen Mulhall, this book is a must-have for libraries and students alike.



Sanford Shieh is associate professor of philosophy at Wesleyan University, USA. He is co-editor of Future Pasts: the Analytic Tradition in 20th Century Philosophy (OUP). Alice Crary is associate professor of philosophy at the New School University, New York. She is co-editor of The New Wittgenstein (Routledge 2000) and editor of Wittgenstein and the Moral Life (MIT).