Stanley Cavell

Philosophy, literature and criticism

Edited by James Loxley

Stanley Cavell
Hardcover -
  • Price: £90.00
  • ISBN: 9780719084317
  • Publish Date: Jun 2012
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Buy Now £90.00

    Delivery Exc. North and South America


    Delivery to North and South America

    Click Here to Buy from Your Preferred Bookseller

    Book Information

    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8431-7
    • Pages: 256
    • Price: £90.00
    • Published Date: June 2012


    Stanley Cavell: Philosophy, literature, and criticism is the first book to offer a comprehensive examination of the relationship between the celebrated philosophical work of Stanley Cavell and the discipline of literary criticism. In this volume, the editors have assembled an impressive range of interlocutors who set out to explore the shape and substance of Stanley Cavell's persistent acknowledgement of the literary as a category in which, and through which, philosophical work can be undertaken. A number of essays address his engagements with modernism, tragedy, and romanticism, while others consider Cavell's own aesthetic modes as a writer. Stanley Cavell: Philosophy, literature, and criticism will be of interest to all those who are concerned with the ways in which the reading of literature, and the practice of philosophy, might continue both to influence each other across disciplinary boundaries, and to challenge the internal topographies of those disciplines.


    Notes on contributors
    List of abbreviations
    Stanley Cavell
    1. Everyday achievements? Literature, philosophy and criticism in the work of Stanley Cavell (James Loxley and Andrew Taylor)
    2. Undoing the doer: modernist criticism and Cavell's 'illustrious' style (Kevin Lamb)
    3. Stanley Cavell's modernism (R. M. Berry)
    4. Cavell on the human interest of art and philosophy (Brent Kalar)
    5. A soteriology of reading: Cavell's excerpts from memory (William Day)
    6. Criticism and the risk of the self: Stanley Cavell's modernism and Elizabeth Bishop's (Richard Eldridge)
    7. How tragedy ends (Jay Bernstein)
    8. Princes, frogs and crafted men: storytelling in The Claim of Reason (Áine Kelly)
    9. While reading Wittgenstein (K. L. Evans)
    10. The literal truth: Cavell on literality in philosophy and literature (Timothy Gould)
    11. How to do things with Wordsworth (David Rudrum)
    12. Philosophy/literature/criticism/film (Charles Warren)
    13.Thinking in Cavell: the transcendentalist strain (Joan Richardson)


    James Loxley and Andrew Taylor are both Senior Lecturers in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

    Stanley Cavell

    Edited by James Loxley

    Hardcover £90.00 / $140.00

    Or buy from your preferred bookseller:

    Amazon Waterstones Blackwells Bookshop

    Newsletter Sign Up

    Manchester University Press

    Your cart is empty.

    Select your shipping destination to estimate postage costs

    (Based on standard shipping costs)

    Final cost calculated on checkout
    Promotional codes can be added on Checkout

    Sign up for our newsletter and get 30% off any MUP title.