Description - Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome by Stanley Cavell
In these three lectures, Cavell situates Emerson at an intersection of three crossroads: a place where both philosophy and literature pass; where the two traditions of English and German philosophy shun one another; where the cultures of America and Europe unsettle one another. "Cavell's 'readings' of Wittgenstein and Heidegger and Emerson and other thinkers surely deepen our understanding of them, but they do much more: they offer a vision of what life can be and what culture can mean...These profound lectures are a wonderful place to make [Cavell's] acquaintance."--Hilary Putnam
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(216mm x 139mm x 12mm)
University of Chicago Press
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Author Biography - Stanley Cavell
Stanley Cavell teaches philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of "In Quest of the Ordinary, This New Yet Unapproachable America, " and "Themes Out of School," all published by the University of Chicago Press.