By Stanley Cavell

ISBN-10: 080477014X

ISBN-13: 9780804770149

An autobiography within the kind of a philosophical diary, Little Did I Know's underlying reason is to explain the occasions of a existence that produced the type of writing linked to Stanley Cavell's identify. Cavell recounts his trip from early formative years in Atlanta, Georgia, via musical reviews at UC Berkeley and Julliard, his next veering off into philosophy at UCLA, his Ph.D. stories at Harvard, and his part century of educating. Influential humans from a variety of fields determine prominently or in passing over the process this memoir. J.L. Austin, Ernest Bloch, Roger periods, Thomas Kuhn, Robert Lowell, Rogers Albritton, Seymour Shifrin, John Rawls, Bernard Williams, W. V. O. Quine, and Jacques Derrida aren't any longer with us; yet Cavell additionally can pay homage to the residing: Michael Fried, John Harbison, Rose Mary Harbison, Kurt Fischer, Milton Babbitt, Thompson Clarke, John Hollander, Hilary Putnam, Sandra Laugier, Belle Randall, and Terrence Malick. The waft of his narrative additionally registers the decisiveness of the quite unknown and the only unintended. Cavell's lifestyles has produced a path of a few eighteen released books that variety from remedies of person writers like Wittgenstein, Austin, Emerson, Thoreau, Heidegger, Shakespeare, and Beckett to experiences in aesthetics, epistemology, ethical and political philosophy, cinema, opera, and religion.

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