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Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Peter Dula

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

For decades, theologians and philosophers of religion have been engaged in vigorous debate about the status and nature of ecclesiology, hence of community. In that discussion, theologians have found ... More


“Can We Believe All This?”

Peter Dula

in Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Unlike most contemporary philosophers, Cavell refuses to dismiss theological concerns and remains respectfully open to theological dialogue, confessing that “to choose between Judaism and ... More


The Ordinary: An Introduction to Stanley Cavell

Peter Dula

in Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The ordinary is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the work of Cavell and Wittgenstein. This chapter provides an introduction to the ordinary in order to correct common misconceptions of the ... More


The Self, Reflected

Garry L. Hagberg

in Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the distinction between the mental and the physical as being not reducible to a simple categorically-neat formula, the meaning of phrases such as ‘the inner gaze’ and the very ... More


Fraudulence, Obscurity, and Exposure: The Autobiographical Anxieties of Stanley Cavell

Áine Mahon

in The Philosophy of Autobiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226267890
eISBN:
9780226268088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226268088.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Stanley Cavell has always urged philosophical writing to follow lines of the subjective and the intimately revelatory. His work on philosophical scepticism, in particular, develops with a personal ... More


Companionship and Community

Peter Dula

in Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter compares Stanley Cavell's moral philosophy to Alasdair MacIntyre's influential variety of communitarianism. It argues that Cavell shares with MacIntyre a vigorous critique of mid‐century ... More


Scenes of Instruction

Peter Dula

in Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Cavell's two greatest influences, Emerson and Wittgenstein, are often considered either to lack a politics or to reinforce a conservative politics. This chapter places Cavell in conversation with ... More


Stanley Cavell: Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary

Stephen Mulhall

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238508
eISBN:
9780191679643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238508.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics

The author of the book presents a full-length philosophical study of the work of Stanley Cavell, best known for his highly influential contributions to the fields of film studies, Shakespearian ... More


Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups

Naoko Saito and Paul Standish (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823234738
eISBN:
9780823240753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234738.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Education emerges as a theme in Cavell's writings in multiple ways, and his coining of the phrase that forms the title of this collection, “philosophy as the education of grownups,” reflects ... More


Ethics of Reading III: Cavell and Theater/Cinema

Adam Zachary Newton

in To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In Chapter 6, “Cavell and Theater/Cinema,” the recurrent question of embodiment is transposed to the situation of the audience--isolated sitting in the presence of others--through a discussion of ... More


Skepticism and the Struggle over Finitude: Stanley Cavell

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge

in Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456954
eISBN:
9781501701061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456954.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses philosophical skepticism as a concept that critiques human problems of finitude. This skepticism is a particularly virulent form of a more general epistemic rationalism. By the ... More


Criticism as Conduct of Gratitude

Tyler Roberts

in Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147521
eISBN:
9780231535496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147521.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter demonstrates Stanley Cavell's claim that cultural criticism carries a new responsibility for the regeneration of the world. Placing Cavell in conversation with Eric Santner and Hent de ... More


Reasonable Claims: Cavell and the Tradition

Barry Stroud

in Understanding Human Knowledge: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252138
eISBN:
9780191598500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252130.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Discusses Stanley Cavell's imminent response to scepticism as it appears in his The Claim of Reason, and makes explicit the relation between Cavell's discussion of scepticism and a number of general ... More


The Past and History in Ordinary Language Philosophy

Asja Szafraniec

in On Religion and Memory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251629
eISBN:
9780823252961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251629.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This article focuses on pastness in the work of Stanley Cavell. For Cavell the past is only real to the extent that it reveals itself in our present, and the only proper way to attend to the ... More


Worlds on Screen: The Ontology of Television Series and/as the Ontology of Film

Martin Shuster

in New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226503813
eISBN:
9780226504001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226504001.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents an account of the ontology of new television, an account of how to understand what the items on the screen fundamentally are. This is accomplished by linking new television ... More


Rethinking Self‐Interpretation

Garry L. Hagberg

in Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses autobiographical memory and the pictures of the mind (e.g., as a repository of ideas) it can promote. It also details the long-engrained picture of the theatre of ... More


Private Languages

Peter Dula

in Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the fiction of W. G. Sebald in order to illustrate skepticism and the companionship Cavell and Sebald think should be a response to it. Many of Sebald's characters may be ... More


seven Beyond 1800: An Immigrant Rosenzweig

Bruce Rosenstock

in Philosophy and the Jewish Question: Mendelssohn, Rosenzweig, and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231294
eISBN:
9780823235520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231294.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes an “immigrant Franz Rosenzweig,” who enters into conversation with two thinkers, Hannah Arendt and Stanley Cavell, who embrace America as promising a ... More


Introduction

Paul Standish and Naoko Saito

in Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823234738
eISBN:
9780823240753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234738.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this introductory chapter, Paul Standish and Naoko Saito outline the multiple ways in which education figures in the work of Stanley Cavell. Hilary Putnam's description of Cavell as not only as ... More


The Reality of Film: Theories of Filmic Reality

Richard Rushton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082689
eISBN:
9781781702994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082689.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In formulating a notion of filmic reality, this book offers a novel way of understanding our relationship with cinema. It argues that cinema need not be understood in terms of its capacities to refer ... More


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