CAVELL CONDITIONS HANDSOME AND UNHANDSOME PDFJuly 1, 2020
In these three lectures, Cavell situates Emerson at an intersection of three crossroads: a place where both philosophy and literature pass; where the two. Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome has 33 ratings and 3 reviews. In these three lectures, Cavell situates Emerson at an intersection of three crossroads. University of VirginiaJohn D. Lyons Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome: The Constitution of Emersonian Perfectionism, by Stanley Cavell; xxxix & pp.
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University of VirginiaJohn D. Lyons Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome: Stanley Cavell says early on what he means by perfectionism, an uncommon word in philosophical discussions ofethics these days, even though many words are being said by people who are still in the prewithdrawal stage of their ethics habit. This is a large claim in a small book, but one should remember that it connects up with the course of Cavell’s thinking.
This book marks a return to direct engagement not followed by marriage with some recent and well-known texts in AngloAmerican analytic philosophy. Reviews Conditions the Carus Lectures has a tripartite structure. The first chapter takes up Cavell’s rehabilitation of Emerson, showing Emerson’s links handosme Nietzsche and Heidegger in particular.
The second deals with Wittgenstein, another figure of perennial interest for Cavell. Saul Kripke’s Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language motivates the discussion in that section.
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In the final chapter, one finds Cavell working his way through John Rawls’s A Theory ofJusticethe yandsome for almost anyone who wants to talk with analytic philosophers about ethics. As an immigrant in many disciplines, Cavell often speaks to audiences that wonder how to take him, since he seems to be too literary for some philosophers’ tastes, too philosophical for some literary critics, insufficiently psychological for some Freudians, perhaps not qualified enough for some feminist film theorists.
Sometimes Cavell has not been met conditios the concitions travelers used to receive, nor has he always found the openness among groups who claim to have open arms for the Other. Cavell wastes no time in provoking. Already on page 7 he presents a list of readings related to perfectionism, the sort of list that provides fodder for canon skeptics.
The products of popular culture attract Cavell’s attention as much as Plato, Kant, or Heidegger. He sees a “wild intelligence” in American popular culture. Still, Cavell’s point does not rise or fall with his list, and one needs to go back hhandsome Emerson’s individualism to understand. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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