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Cavell, Stanley 1926-

Works: 186 works in 764 publications in 7 languages and 32,876 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Opponent, Honoree
Classifications: B945.C273, 191
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Most widely held works about Stanley Cavell
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The senses of Walden by Stanley Cavell( Book )
55 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stanley Cavell, one of America's most distinguished philosophers, has written an invaluable companion volume to Walden, a seminal book in our cultural heritage. This expanded edition includes two essays on Emerson
The claim of reason : Wittgenstein, skepticism, morality, and tragedy by Stanley Cavell( Book )
52 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This new edition of Stanley Cavell's landmark text, first published 20 years ago, provides a new preface that discusses the reception and influence of his work, which occupies a unique niche between philosophy and literary studies."--Jacket
Must we mean what we say? : a book of essays by Stanley Cavell( Book )
61 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a remarkable, and now famous, volume of philosophical studies. The essays span and connect topics in the philosophy of language, aesthetics, and a criticism of literature, drama and music. The style and the range and integration of interests are alike individual, ambitious and arresting. The book is a distinguished personal work, of permanent interest and value
Contending with Stanley Cavell by Russell B Goodman( )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection showcases Stanley Cavell's work, while illustrating the variety of Cavell's interests: in the ordinary language philosophy of Wittgenstein and Austin, in film criticism and theory, in literature, psychoanalysis, and the American transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau
The world viewed : reflections on the ontology of film by Stanley Cavell( Book )
21 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pursuits of happiness : the Hollywood comedy of remarriage by Stanley Cavell( Book )
27 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at seven classic romantic comedies of the thirties and forties, and compares what each film expresses about marriage, interdependence, equality, and sexual roles
Disowning knowledge in six plays of Shakespeare by Stanley Cavell( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ordinary language : essays in philosophical method by V. C Chappell( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In quest of the ordinary : lines of skepticism and romanticism by Stanley Cavell( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy the day after tomorrow by Stanley Cavell( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and French and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nietzsche characterized the philosopher as the man of tomorrow and the day after tomorrow - a description befitting Stanley Cavell, with his longtime interest in freedom in the face of an uncertain future. This interest, particularly in the role of language in freedom of the will, is fully engaged in this volume, a collection of retrospective and forward-thinking essays on performative language and on performances in which the question of freedom is the underlying concern."--BOOK JACKET
This new yet unapproachable America : lectures after Emerson after Wittgenstein by Stanley Cavell( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stanley Cavell is a titan of the academic world; his work in aesthetics and philosophy has shaped both fields in the United States over the past forty years. In this brief yet enlightening collection of lectures, Cavell investigates the work of two of his most tried-and-true subjects: Emerson and Wittgenstein. Beginning with an introductory essay that places his own work in a philosophical and historical context, Cavell guides his reader through his thought process when composing and editing his lectures while making larger claims about the influence of institutions on philosophers, and t
Cities of words : pedagogical letters on a register of the moral life by Stanley Cavell( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since 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. Measuring this distance step by practical step is the philosophical project that Stanley Cavell has pursued on his exploratory path. Situated at the intersection of two of his longstanding interests - Emersonian philosophy and the Hollywood comedy of remarriage - Cavell's new work marks a significant advance in this project. The book - which presents a course of 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."--BOOK JACKET
Themes out of school : effects and causes by Stanley Cavell( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conditions handsome and unhandsome : the constitution of Emersonian perfectionism by Stanley Cavell( Book )
25 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contesting tears : the Hollywood melodrama of the unknown woman by Stanley Cavell( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cavell provides close readings of four melodramas he finds definitive of the genre: Letter from an Unknown Woman; Gaslight; Now, Voyager; and Stella Dallas. The women in these melodramas, like the women in the comedies, demand equality, shared education, and transfiguration, exemplifying for Cavell a moral perfectionism he identifies as Emersonian. But unlike the comedies, which portray a quest for a shared existence of expressiveness and joy, the melodramas trace instead the woman's recognition that in this quest she is isolated. Part of the melodrama concerns the various ways the men in the films (and the audiences of the films) interpret and desire to force the woman's consequent inaccessibility
Philosophy and animal life by Stanley Cavell( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Philosophy and Animal Life offers a new way of thinking about animal rights, our obligation to animals, and the nature of philosophy itself. It is a crucial collection for those interested in animal rights, ethics, and the development of philosophical inquiry. It also offers a unique exploration of the role of ethics in Coetzee's fiction."--Jacket
Images in our souls : Cavell, psychoanalysis, and cinema ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disowning knowledge in seven plays of Shakespeare by Stanley Cavell( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reissued with an essay on Macbeth, this is a collection of essays on Shakespeare's tragedies
Philosophical passages : Wittgenstein, Emerson, Austin, Derrida by Stanley Cavell( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emerson's transcendental etudes by Stanley Cavell( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Goldstein, Stanley 1926-
カベル, スタンリー
スタンリー・カヴェル 1926-
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