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Must We Mean What We Say?

A Book of Essays



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Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays by Stanley Cavell
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Reissued with a new preface to sit alongside the volume on Stanley Cavell in Contemporary Philosophy in Focus this famous collection of essays covers a remarkably wide range of philosophical issues (there are essays on Wittgenstein, Austin, Kierkegaard, and the philosophy of language) and extends beyond philosophy into discussions of music and drama.

Table of Contents

1. Must we mean what we say?; 2. The availability of Wittgenstein's later philosophy; 3. Aesthetic problems of modern philosophy; 4. Austin at criticism; 5. Ending the waiting game: A reading of Beckett's Endgame; 6. Kierkegaard's On Authority and Revelation; 7. Music discomposed; 8. A matter of meaning it; 9. Knowing and acknowledging; 10. The avoidance of love: A reading of King Lear.
Release date NZ
November 4th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
black & white illustrations
Cambridge University Press
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