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The Cavell Reader

Stephen Mulhall (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-19743-0
432 pages
November 1996, Wiley-Blackwell
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A personal glimpse inside the mind of a leading philosopher

The Cavell Reader is an introduction to one of the 20th century's most influential American philosophers. Stanley Cavell was well-known for the broad scope of his writing, which is a major theme of this book; topics include aesthetics, psychoanalysis, film theory, literary criticism, religion, Austin, Emerson, Wittgenstein, and more. Presented in a sequence that illustrates Cavell's evolution of thought through key periods and phases, these pieces provide an overview of the man behind the words, and serve as an introduction to his more famous philosophical work.

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