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This New Yet Unapproachable America

Author : Stanley Cavell
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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 the idea of progress within the discipline of philosophy. In “Declining Decline,” Cavell explains how language modifies human existence, looking specifically at the culture of Wittgenstein’s writings. He draws on Emerson, Thoreau, and many others to make his case that Wittgenstein can indeed be viewed as a “philosopher of culture.” In his final lecture, “Finding as Founding,” Cavell writes in response to Emerson’s “Experience,” and explores the tension between the philosopher and language—that he or she must embrace language as his or her “form of life,” while at the same time surpassing its restrictions. He compares finding new ideas to discovering a previously unknown land in an essay that unabashedly celebrates the power and joy of philosophical thought.

Stanley Cavell

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Author : Stanley Cavell
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In this most recent collection of his writing, Cavell provides extraordinary careful and sustained readings of Emerson's "Fate", Derrida's response to J. L. Austin in "Signature Event Context", and Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations d.

The Senses of Walden

Author : Stanley Cavell
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This collection of essays explores Thoreau's Walden, and discusses the importance of Thoreau and Emerson on American thought.

Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome

Author : Stanley Cavell
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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

Emerson s Complete Works Essays 2d series

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Emerson s Complete Works Essays 2d series

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays 2d series

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Works

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Essays Second Series

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Essays

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays 2d series

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Emerson and the Dream of America

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This book connects the awakening of hope that led to the election of Barack Obama with a rebirth of Emerson's great Dream of "this new yet unapproachable America". This is the first book to combine Emerson's energising teachings for individuals with the theme of achieving America's unique promise as a nation. It is a timely message about the ground of our being and the future of our country and offers strength and confidence to readers who dream (as Emerson did) of an America devoted to equality, social justice, and economic opportunity for all its citizens.

Wirklichkeit und Sprache

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Faces of Fiction

Author : Heinz Ickstadt
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This collection of essays offers a coherent view of (North)American literary and cultural history from the times of James Fenimore Cooper to the present. Its focus is mainly on the novel and on poetry, but it also inquires into the relation between genres and discourses: between literature and painting, realism and the beginnings of American sociology, between fiction and the political rhetoric of expansion. Historically, it explores especially three periods of American literature and culture: the late-nineteenth century and the transition from Victorianism to the modern era, the forms and peculiarities of American literary modernism, and postmodern fiction (especially the work of Pynchon, Coover, and DeLillo). Within these areas of interest it emphasizes the rise and development of the American city novel as well as the different literary representations of the Canadian and U.S. American experience of the frontier and of the city. Thus the book gives evidence of the richness and diversity of American cultural expression, yet also of an academic lifetime's fascination with, and commitment to, American Studies.

Amerikastudien

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The American Renaissance in New England

Author : Wesley T. Mott
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Contains biographical sketches of authors who wrote or began publishing their major works during the American Renaissance in New England (between 1830 and 1860). Wide scope of authors includes: novelists, poets, essayists, editors, humorists, translators, compilers, journalists, reformers, abolitionists, scientists, lexicographers; special attention is given to the Transcendental authors - headed by Emerson and Thoreau.

The Journal of Speculative Philosophy

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International Scandinavian and Medieval Studies in Memory of Gerd Wolfgang Weber

Author : Michael Dallapiazza
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The Utterance of America

Author : David Dickson
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