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A pitch of philosophy : autobiographical exercises, Stanley Cavell

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A pitch of philosophy : autobiographical exercises
Title
A pitch of philosophy
Title remainder
autobiographical exercises
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Cavell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the pitch of philosophy? Something thrown, for us to catch? A lurch, meant to unsettle us? The relative position of a tone on a scale? A speech designed to persuade? This book is an invitation to the life of philosophy in the United States, as Emerson once lived it and as Stanley Cavell now lives it - in all its topographical ambiguity. Cavell talks about his vocation in connection with what he calls voice - the tone of philosophy - and his right to take that tone, and to describe an anecdotal journey toward the discovery of his own voice." "Cavell asks how the voice of philosophy can be heard amid the commerce of everyday life. His autobiographical exercises begin at home with his parents, his father an accidental pawnbroker and accomplished raconteur, his mother a trained and talented musician. In the course of showing us his certain steps in the discovery of his trade, he conveys the sense of what it means to learn to walk on one's own, with a Thoreauvian deliberateness. He pays suitable attention to a serious ally and antagonist to the task of philosophy as he understands it, namely, Jacques Derrida - yet Derrida has mounted a full-scale attack on "voice" and other concepts that Cavell has held open for much of a lifetime." "The chapters are interwoven with intense family reminiscences in Cavell's discovery of J.L. Austin, his understanding of Wittgenstein, his raising of Emerson to the philosophical canon, his fascination with film (images of women in a medium for women), the revelation that film and opera are the media of otherness for women. And the voice at the end: hearing in himself the voice of his mother, which is music." "Complex, sentimental, witty, A Pitch of Philosophy is for anyone who cares to take on philosophy, under whatever name it goes."--Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1926-2018
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Cavell, Stanley
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jerusalem-Harvard lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, American
  • Philosophy
  • Cavell, Stanley
Label
A pitch of philosophy : autobiographical exercises, Stanley Cavell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-178) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overture -- Philosophy and the arrogation of voice -- Counter-philosophy and the pawn of voice -- The metaphysical voice -- Worlds of philosophical difference -- Pictures of destruction -- Derrida's Austin and the stake of positivism -- Exclusion of the theory of excuses : on the tragic -- Exclusion of the theory of the non-serious -- Skepticism and the serious -- Two pictures of communication : assigning -- What (thing) is transmitted? : Austin moves -- Two pictures of language in relation to (the) world -- Three pictures of my attachment to my words : signing -- Opera and the lease of voice
Control code
29638441
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 196 pages
Isbn
9780674669802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1588744
Label
A pitch of philosophy : autobiographical exercises, Stanley Cavell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-178) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overture -- Philosophy and the arrogation of voice -- Counter-philosophy and the pawn of voice -- The metaphysical voice -- Worlds of philosophical difference -- Pictures of destruction -- Derrida's Austin and the stake of positivism -- Exclusion of the theory of excuses : on the tragic -- Exclusion of the theory of the non-serious -- Skepticism and the serious -- Two pictures of communication : assigning -- What (thing) is transmitted? : Austin moves -- Two pictures of language in relation to (the) world -- Three pictures of my attachment to my words : signing -- Opera and the lease of voice
Control code
29638441
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 196 pages
Isbn
9780674669802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1588744

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