Cities of Words
Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral Life
By (author) Stanley Cavell
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Cities of Words by Stanley Cavell
Book DescriptionSince 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. This book - which presents a course of enormously popular 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674018181
(235mm x 155mm x 31mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stanley Cavell
Must We Mean What We Say?, Hardback (October 2015)
This famous collection of essays by Stanley Cavell explores a diverse range of issues from philosophy to music and drama.
This New Yet Unapproachable America, Paperback (August 2013)
Explains how language modifies human existence, looking specifically at the culture of Wittgenstein's writings. In this title, the author draws on Emerson, Thoreau, and many others to make his case that Wittgenstein can indeed be viewed as a "philosopher of culture".
Little Did I Know, Hardback (July 2010)View all books by Stanley Cavell
A fascinating work, at once philosophical and autobiographical, by one of the most original thinkers in the United States today.
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Author Biography - Stanley Cavell
Stanley Cavell is Walter M. Cabot Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value, Harvard University.
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