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9780195131079 / 019513107X

The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy

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Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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This reissue of an American philosophical classic includes a new preface by Cavell, in which he discusses the work's reception and influence. The work fosters a fascinating relationship between philosophy and literature both by augmenting his philosophical discussions with examples from literature and by applying philosophical theories to literary texts. Cavell also succeeds in drawing some very important parallels between the British analytic tradition and the continental tradition, by comparing scepticism as understood in Descartes, Hume, and Kant with philosophy of language as practiced by Wittgenstein and Austin.

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