In Quest of the Ordinary: Lines of Skepticism and Romanticism

University of Chicago Press (1988)
Abstract
These lectures by one of the most influential and original philosophers of the twentieth century constitute a sustained argument for the philosophical basis of romanticism, particularly in its American rendering. Through his examination of such authors as Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Wordsworth, and Coleridge, Stanley Cavell shows that romanticism and American transcendentalism represent a serious philosophical response to the challenge of skepticism that underlies the writings of Wittgenstein and Austin on ordinary language.
Keywords American literature Theory, etc  Philosophy in literature  Philosophy, American  Romanticism  Skepticism  English literature Theory, etc
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Call number PS217.P45.C38 1988
ISBN(s) 0226098184   9780226098180
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