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Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays

Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays

by Stanley Cavell

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Reissued with an additional preface to sit alongside the volume on Stanley Cavell in Contemporary Philosophy in Focus this famous collection of essays covers a remarkably wide range of philosophical issues (there are essays on Wittgenstein, Austin, Kierkegaard, and the philosophy of language) and extends beyond philosophy into discussions of music and drama.

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ISBN-13: 9781107264045
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/04/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 601 KB

About the Author

Stanley Cavell is the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the Theory of Value, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He has published widely on a range of subjects from the analytic philosophical tradition to Shakespeare.

Table of Contents

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.

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