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A pitch of philosophy : autobiographical exercises, Stanley Cavell

Label
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
Dewey number
  • 191
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
B945.C273
LC item number
P58 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Jerusalem-Harvard lectures
Label
A pitch of philosophy : autobiographical exercises, Stanley Cavell
Instantiates
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 196 pages
Isbn
9780674669802
Lccn
93047642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. Sontag copy is part of a collection (Collection 892). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Books from the library of Susan Sontag. Item is in box 861. Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Quarter bound in blue cloth, stamped in gilt; blue paper over boards. Lavender endpapers.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29638441
  • ucoclc29638441
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 196 pages
Isbn
9780674669802
Lccn
93047642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. Sontag copy is part of a collection (Collection 892). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Books from the library of Susan Sontag. Item is in box 861. Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Quarter bound in blue cloth, stamped in gilt; blue paper over boards. Lavender endpapers.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29638441
  • ucoclc29638441

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