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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


Critique, Clarity, and Common Sense: Ordinary Language Philosophy and Politics

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Theorists from Gellner and Marcuse to Butler and Žižek accuse ordinary language philosophy of being inherently conservative or even reactionary, largely because they take this philosophy to endorse ... More


Silences Noises Voices

Stanley Cavell

in Future Pasts: The Analytic Tradition in Twentieth Century Philosophy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139167
eISBN:
9780199833214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513916X.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In these reflections Cavell touches on three themes not previously developed in his writings. First, two ideas of silence beyond the voices in Wittgenstein’s Investigations: the idea that philosophy ... More


The Ordinary as Sublime in CaveLl, Zen, and NiShida: Cavell's Philosophy of Education in East-West Perspective

Steve Odin

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/9780823234738.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter Steve Odin sheds light from a different angle on Emersonian moral perfectionism, here with a particular focus on the idea of the ordinary. In Odin's discussion, the ordinary is the ... More


We’re Just Living Life: Media and the Struggle for the Ordinary

Andre Cavalcante

in Struggling for Ordinary: Media and Transgender Belonging in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479881307
eISBN:
9781479864584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479881307.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines why the ordinary and the everyday emerged as such potent themes in my fieldwork. It renders visible transgender individuals’ struggle for the ordinary, or the constant and ... More


Struggling for Ordinary: Media and Transgender Belonging in Everyday Life

Andre Cavalcante

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479881307
eISBN:
9781479864584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479881307.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

What was it like to live as a transgender person in a media environment before Caitlin Jenner, Orange Is the New Black, Transparent, and the current transgender reality TV boom? Struggling for ... More


Introduction: I Felt Like I Was Going to Explode

Andre Cavalcante

in Struggling for Ordinary: Media and Transgender Belonging in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479881307
eISBN:
9781479864584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479881307.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The introduction contextualizes and previews the book’s primary aims and arguments. It discusses the book’s methodology, its focus on everyday life, its relevance to queer and transgender thought, ... More


The Ordinary and Its Truth

Michael Hampe

in What Philosophy Is For

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226365282
eISBN:
9780226365312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226365312.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter engages with philosophies of the ordinary, including Wittgenstein, Husserl, Heidegger, and Cavell, arguing that the facts analyzed in the biological, sociological, and culture-centered ... 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


Our Lives in Language: Language-Games, Grammar, Forms of Life

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter shows that, taken together, the three terms of art “language-games”, “grammar”, and “forms of life” are necessary to convey the depth and range of Wittgenstein’s concept of use. They all ... More


Sephardism in Latina Literature

Dalia Kandiyoti

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Recently, a number of Latina authors in the United States have reflected on their Sephardic heritage and experiences in the Americas either in public or in their writings. These authors, such as ... More


The Tragic and the Ordinary

Amanda Anderson

in Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Through a discussion of the moral realism of George Eliot in relation to British psychoanalysis of the twentieth century, and the work of D. W. Winnicott in particular, this chapter demonstrates that ... More


‘Here will be a Garden-City’: Soviet Man on an Arctic Construction Site

Lyubov Bugaeva

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The trope of Arctic exploration has been used for political purposes all over the world, and the Soviet Union was no exception. In this chapter Lyubov Bugaeva examines the construction of the ‘Soviet ... More


First Person Virtue Ethics and the Anthropology of Morality

Cheryl Mattingly

in Moral Laboratories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520281196
eISBN:
9780520959538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281196.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 2 elaborates what is entailed in a first-person version of virtue ethics in an explicitly debating style. It argues that it is important to look at the contrasts between a first-person virtue ... More


The Floating Dictatorship

Jennifer Harford Vargas

in Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the figure of the neoliberal dictator in Francisco Goldman’s The Ordinary Seaman, arguing that the white captain and first mate are capitalist dictators who use a marooned ... More


The Plowman’s Tale and the Politics of 1532: A Cautionary Tale?

Greg Walker

in Reading Literature Historically: Drama and Poetry from Chaucer to the Reformation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748681013
eISBN:
9780748684434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681013.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Offers an extended example of both the challenges and the pitfalls of reading literature historically. Examining the anonymous Plowman’s Tale in the context of its printed edition of 1532, it ... More


Luck, Friendship, and the Narrative Self

Cheryl Mattingly

in Moral Laboratories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520281196
eISBN:
9780520959538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281196.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter concerns moral becoming, suffering, and friendship as aspects of family life and its fragilities. In the face of a household accident that badly injures a young child, a family struggles ... More


The Aesthetics of Emptiness: Sky Art

Yuriko Saito

in Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199672103
eISBN:
9780191838682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672103.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Art is the most effective vehicle for unearthing and highlighting the aesthetic potentials of the everyday life that generally do not garner attention because of their ubiquitous presence and ... More


The Everyday and the Non-Event: Doting on Nothing

Nick Shepley

in Henry Green: Class, Style, and the Everyday

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198734758
eISBN:
9780191799303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734758.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Critics still tend to focus negatively on the clichéd repetitions of Nothing in Doting, seeing in Green’s last two dialogic novels evidence of his deterioration as an author. This chapter, however, ... More


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