Little Did I Know: Excerpts from Memory (Cultural Memory in the Present)

Stanley Cavell


An autobiography within the kind of a philosophical diary, Little Did I Know's underlying cause 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 stories at UC Berkeley and Julliard, his next veering off into philosophy at UCLA, his Ph.D. experiences at Harvard, and his part century of training. Influential humans from quite a few 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 are not any longer with us; yet Cavell additionally can pay homage to the dwelling: 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 flow of his narrative additionally registers the decisiveness of the particularly unknown and the merely unintentional. Cavell's existence has produced a path of a few eighteen released books that diversity from remedies of person writers like Wittgenstein, Austin, Emerson, Thoreau, Heidegger, Shakespeare, and Beckett to stories in aesthetics, epistemology, ethical and political philosophy, cinema, opera, and religion.

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