Cities of Words

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Harvard University Press, 31 okt. 2005 - 458 pagina's
This 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.
 

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Cities of words: pedagogical letters on a register of the moral life

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What does it mean to live a moral life? In his typically provocative fashion, Cavell (Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics & the General Theory of Value Emeritus, Harvard) answers this question by ... Volledige review lezen

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Introduction
1
Emerson
19
The Philadelphia Story
35
Locke
49
Adams Rib
70
John Stuart Mill
82
Gaslight
102
Kant
119
Stella Dallas
265
Freud
282
The Lady Eve
301
Plato
313
His Girl Friday
340
Aristotle
352
The Awful Truth
373
Henry James and Max Ophuls
384

It Happened One Night
145
Rawls
164
Mr Deeds Goes to Town
190
Nietzsche
208
Now Voyager
227
Ibsen
247
GB Shaw Pygmalion and Pygmalion
409
Shakespeare and Rohmer Two Tales of Winer
421
Themes of Moral Perfectionism in Platos Republic
445
Acknowledgments
449
Index
453
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Over de auteur (2005)

Stanley Cavell was born Stanley Louis Goldstein in Atlanta, Georgia on September 1, 1926. He received a degree in music from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University. From 1953 to 1956, he was a junior fellow in Harvard's Society of Fellows. He then taught for six years at the University of California, Berkeley. He returned to Harvard to teach in 1963, becoming professor emeritus in 1997. His first book, Must We Mean What We Say?, was published in 1969. His other books included The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy; Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage; and Themes Out of School: Effects and Causes. He died from heart failure on June 19, 2018 at the age of 91.

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