In Quest of the Ordinary
Lines of Skepticism and Romanticism Reprinted edition
By (author) Stanley Cavell
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In Quest of the Ordinary by Stanley Cavell
Book DescriptionThese 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226098180
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United States
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