The Claim of Reason
Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy
By (author) Stanley Cavell
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Claim of Reason by Stanley Cavell
Book DescriptionThis reissue of an American philosophical classic includes a new preface by Cavell, in which he discusses the work's reception and influence. The work fosters a fascinating relationship between philosophy and literature both by augmenting his philosophical discussions with examples from literature and by applying philosophical theories to literary texts. Cavell also succeeds in drawing some very important parallels between the British analytic tradition and the continental tradition, by comparing scepticism as understood in Descartes, Hume, and Kant with philosophy of language as practiced by Wittgenstein and Austin.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195131079
(235mm x 154mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 29-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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