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Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays (Cambridge Philosophy Classics)

Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays (Cambridge Philosophy Classics)

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Stanley Cavell
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 10/22/2015
EAN 9781107113633, ISBN10: 1107113636

Hardcover, 379 pages, 23.5 x 15.6 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

In this classic collection of wide-ranging and interdisciplinary essays, Stanley Cavell explores a remarkably broad range of philosophical issues from politics and ethics to the arts and philosophy. The essays explore issues as diverse as the opposing approaches of 'analytic' and 'Continental' philosophy, modernism, Wittgenstein, abstract expressionism and Schoenberg, Shakespeare on human needs, the difficulties of authorship, Kierkegaard and post-Enlightenment religion. Presented in a fresh twenty-first century series livery, and including a specially commissioned preface, written by Stephen Mulhall, illuminating its continuing importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, this influential work is now available for a new generation of readers.

Preface to this edition Stephen Mulhall
Preface to updated edition of Must We Mean What We Say?
Foreword. An audience for philosophy
1. Must we mean what we say?
2. The availability of Wittgenstein's later philosophy
3. Aesthetic problems of modern philosophy
4. Austin at criticism
5. Ending the waiting game
a reading of Beckett's Endgame
6. Kierkegaard's On Authority and Revelation
7. Music discomposed
8. A matter of meaning it
9. Knowing and acknowledging
10. The avoidance of love
a reading of King Lear
Thematic index
Index of names.