Philosophers in Depth

Stanley Cavell on Aesthetic Understanding

Editors: Hagberg, Garry L. (Ed.)

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  • Presents a coherent set of new writings from internationally well-known and emerging figures investigating the importance of Stanley Cavell’s body of work
  • Fills a gap in the present work on Cavell and points out clear directions for future research
  • Offers a multi-perspective and timely examination of the role Cavell’s philosophy plays in the continuing expansion of aesthetics
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This book investigates the scope and significance of Stanley Cavell’s lifelong and lasting contribution to aesthetic understanding. Focusing on various strands of the rich body of Cavell’s philosophical work, the authors explore connections between his wide-ranging writings on literature, music, film, opera, autobiography, Wittgenstein, and Austin to contemporary currents in aesthetic thinking. Most centrally, the writings brought together here from an international team of senior, mid-career, and emerging scholars, explore the illuminating power of Cavell’s work for our deeper and richer comprehension of the intricate relations between aesthetic and ethical understanding. The chapters show what aesthetic understanding consists of, how such understanding might be articulated in the tradition of Cavell following Wittgenstein and J. L. Austin, and why this mode of human understanding is particularly important. At a time of quickening interest in Cavell and the tradition of which he is a central part and present-day leading exponent, this book offers insight into the deepest contributions of a major American philosopher and the profound role that aesthetic experience can play in the humane understanding of persons, society, and culture. 

About the authors

Garry L. Hagberg is the James H. Ottaway Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics at Bard College, USA. Previous publications include Art as Language: Wittgenstein, Meaning, and Aesthetic Theory, Meaning and Interpretation: Wittgenstein, Henry James, and Literary Knowledge (1998), and Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness (2008). He has contributed to various journals, collections, and reference works, and is Editor of the journal Philosophy and Literature. He also recently edited Wittgenstein on Aesthetic Understanding (Palgrave, 2017) for the Philosophers in Depth book series, and is presently writing a new book on the contribution literary experience makes to the formation of self and sensibility, Living in Words: Literature, Autobiographical Language, and the Composition of Selfhood (forthcoming).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stanley Cavell on Aesthetic Understanding
Editors
  • Garry L. Hagberg
Series Title
Philosophers in Depth
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97466-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97466-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97465-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 365
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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