Stanley Cavell, Religion, and Continental Philosophy

2015.01.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Espen Dahl, Stanley Cavell, Religion, and Continental Philosophy, Indiana University Press, 2014, 177pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.01.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Espen Dahl, Stanley Cavell, Religion, and Continental Philosophy, Indiana University Press, 2014, 177pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780253012029. Reviewed by Peter Dula, Eastern Mennonite University For a long time, Stanley Cavell was the least read of his generation of American philosophical greats. Richard Rorty, Donald Davidson, John Rawls, Hilary Putnam, Arthur Danto and Thomas Kuhn all became famous (as famous as philosophers can be) while Cavell remained relatively obscure for most of his career. That has changed decisively since the early 2000s. In the last five years alone, almost 10 monographs have appeared on his work. Most of these are by literature professors, almost none, sadly, are by philosophers, and a few are by theologians and scholars of religion. The newest addition to the latter is Espen Dahl's impressive book, one that lives up to every aspect of its title. Dahl has a comprehensive grasp on. . .

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