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Postscript: <i>Philosophy's Closet</i>

Stephen Mulhall

in Stanley Cavell

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780198238508
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238508.003.0016
Postscript: Philosophy's Closet

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This chapter looks back at the account of the trajectory of Cavell's philosophical project, and finds how much of that project has been left unexamined. It considers in detail the nature of Cavell's relation to feminism. These carry two implications: first, that Cavell, as a man, feels able to identify himself not only as capable of participating in feminism, but also a victim of the sufferings against which feminism sets itself; and second, that in the fight against these forms of oppression, he rejects the use of abstract generalizations in favour of a consideration of particular cases.

Keywords: Cavell; scepticism; feminism

Chapter.  13309 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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