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Becoming Who We Are: Politics and Practical Philosophy in the Work of Stanley Cavell

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2018.03.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andrew Norris, Becoming Who We Are: Politics and Practical Philosophy in the Work of Stanley Cavell, Oxford University Press, 2017, 310pp., $85.00, ISBN 9780190673949. Reviewed by Russell B. Goodman, University of New Mexico This book provides an introduction not only to the political and practical dimensions of Cavell’s thought, but also to the oldest and deepest layers of his philosophy as a whole, found in the essays he published in Must We Mean What We Say? (1969), and in the first three parts of The Claim of Reason (1979). At the same time Norris utilizes some of Cavell’s more recent and accessible works — Cities of Words (2004), Little Did I Know (2010), and his writings on Emerson and Thoreau — to argue that Cavell offers “a way of conceiving democracy and related notions of community, voice, and friendship that promises to temper, if not avoid, the rationalism and proceduralism of Rawlsian and... . . .

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