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STEPHEN MULHALL

Scepticism and Modernism, Philosophy and Literature

Abstract: In this lecture, I want to explore the ways in which the work of Stanley Cavell (viewed in conjunction with work by the theorist, historian and critic of art, Michael Fried) uses the idea of theatricality to conceptualize the complex interconnections between the sceptical impulse as it expresses itself in modern philosophy and in modern art, and the strategies of acknowledgement that aspire to overcome that impulse in both cultural fields. In this way, I hope to show that the respect these thinkers show for modernism, within and without the arts of painting, sculpture and literature, has not been rendered obsolete or otiose by the cultural advance of postmodernism.


Bio: Prof. Stephen Mulhall is the Russell H. Carpenter Fellow in Philosophy at New College, Oxford. His research interests include Wittgenstein; Heidegger, Sartre and Nietzsche; the philosophy of religion; and the relations between philosophy and the arts (especially literature and film).

Speakers

 

ZED ADAMS - NAT HANSEN

The Hope of Agreement: Cavell on Aesthetic Judgment

SASHA BLICKHAN

Taking ethics personally: Perspectival virtue ethics

LÉA BOMAN

Emerson’s claim for inconsistency: moral perfectionism and rationality in Cavell’s philosophy

SIMONA BUSNI - EMILIANO MORREALE

Stanley Cavell, philosopher of melodrama

FILIPPO CASATI

A Cavellian Solution to a Heideggerian Problem

BAPTISTE CORNARDEAU

The Limits of Practice. Stanley Cavell, Pragmatism, and the Value of Action

LUIGI CORRIAS

Acknowledgement after Dehumanization: Cavell and an Ethos of Reconciliation

MICHELLE DEVEREAUX

Orders from an Unborn Baby: Maternal Scepticism, Vengeance and Voicelessness in Alice Lowe’s Prevenge

ANDREA DI GESÙ

Cavell, Wittgenstein and the possibility of an ecological biopolitics

PIERGIORGIO DONATELLI

Filming democracy: reciprocity and irony

RICHARD ELDRIDGE

Cavell and the Achievement of Selfhood

MATTEO FALOMI

The Paradox of Reading

CHRISTOPHER FENWICK

Stanley Cavell and Ethical Criticism

NIKLAS FORSBERG

Two Historical Periods Within One Human Breast

FRANCESCO GANDELLINI

Between Transcendental and Grammatical. Cavell reader of Kant

RICO GUTSCHMIDT

Cavell and Theology. Skepticism and the Fallen State of Mankind

GARRY HAGBERG

Stanley Cavell, the Language of Selfhood, and his Writings on Henry James

PETER HAJNAL

Tact, Touch, and Playfulness:
Anti-Cartesian Concepts for a Materialist Aesthetics of Digital Media

PAUL JENNER

Scepticism and the Ordinary in Stanley Cavell and Marilynne Robinson

VIKTOR JOHANSSON

An Exercise in Sámi Philosophising: Indigeneity, the Young Child, and an Ethics of Cultural Translation

LYRA KOLI

Stanley Cavell’s Untouchable Othello: Scepticism and Suspension of Disbelief

FRANCO LA CECLA

The influence of Cavell on Anthropology, with Special Reference to Veena Das

DAVID LAROCCA

Reflexiveness and Self-Reflection in Cavell’s Memoir

INGEBORG LÖFGREN

The Truth in Skepticism and the Truth in Formalism: Stanley Cavell, Cleanth Brooks, and the Acknowledgment of Interpretative

RACHEL MALKIN

Stanley Cavell’s Critical Afterlives

ANDREA MAISTRELLO

Ordinary vs Commonplace: Cavell and Danto on Everydayness and Art

LISA MCKEOWN

Acknowledging Passionate Utterances

PHILIP MILLS

Poetic Perlocutions: Poetry after Cavell after Austin

FRANCESCO PESCI

Cavell on the distinctiveness of moral language

MICHAEL RAEBER

Democratic Visibility: The import of Cavell’s aesthetics of film to a political philosophy of democratic visibility

DAVID RUDRUM

Stanley Cavell and performance philosophy

PIOTER SHMUGLIAKOV

Cavell and evental thought

DAVID SEBASTIANI

Release Formulae: Improvisation and the Dream of Spontaneity

DAVIDE SPARTI

Projective imagination. Cavell and the improvisatory dimension of language.

DOMENICO SPINOSA

Not only Wittgenstein and Thoreau. About some philosophical and literary refractions in The World Viewed

TEMENUGA TRIFONOVA

The ‘Ordinary’ in Cavell

TIMUR UÇAN

Climate Justice, Skepticism and Perfectionism

ANDREA VAILATI

The ethopoietic of acknowledgment: Cavell’s Hollywood comedy of remarriage meets Foucault’s Hermeneutics of the subject

CATHERINE WHEATLEY

Coming to Wonder: Stanley Cavell and Film’s Renewal of Vision

ATHANASSIA WILLIAMSON

Skepticism and the Novel: A Dialogue

YO-RAN YANG

The Sense of Therapy: Reflections on Glück and Cavell

 

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