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American Loss in Cavell's Emerson

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225507
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235506 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0014

Series: American Philosophy

American Loss in Cavell's Emerson

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This chapter examines the ways in which Dewey does and does not play a role in the context of Cavell's “Conditions.” Cavell's neglect of James and resistance to Dewey seem more peripheral than focal to his purposes. But the neglect and resistance are there, and they stand out to any reader of Emerson who is also schooled in the history of American thought: James simply does not appear, and Dewey is dismissed as inadequate.

Keywords: Conditions; Cavell; American thought; Emerson

Chapter.  5434 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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