Stanley Cavell Famous Quotes & Sayings

17 Stanley Cavell Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Under examination by the camera, a human body becomes for its inhabitant a field of betrayal more than a ground of communication, and the camera's further power is manifested as it documents the individual's self-conscious efforts to control the body each time it is conscious of the camera's attention to it. Stanley Cavell Sayings: Under examination by the camera, a human body becomes for its inhabitant a field of
The academic world doesn't invite you to try to walk on two feet all the time. And in philosophy especially ... it's a very intimidating place. The intimidation can be very thin, or it can stop you. Stanley Cavell Sayings: The academic world doesn't invite you to try to walk on two feet all the
On Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday:
These two simply appreciate one another more than either of them appreciates anyone else, and they would rather be appreciated by one another more than by anyone else. They just are at home with one another, whether or not they can ever live together under the same roof
that is, ever find a roof they can live together under.
Stanley Cavell Sayings: On Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday:These two simply appreciate one another
So far as photography satisfied a wish, it satisfied a wish not confined to painters, but a human wish, intensifying since the Reformation, to escape subjectivity and metaphysical isolation - a wish for power to reach this world, having for so long tried, at last hopelessly, to manifest fidelity to another ... Photography overcame subjectivity in a way undreamed of by painting, one which does not so much defeat the act of painting as escape it altogether: by automatism, by removing the human agent from the act of reproduction. Stanley Cavell Sayings: So far as photography satisfied a wish, it satisfied a wish not confined to painters,
I remain too impressed with Freud's vision of the human animal's compromise with existence
the defense or deflection of our ego in knowledge of ourselves from what there is to know about ourselves
to suppose that a human life can get itself without residue into the clear.
Stanley Cavell Sayings: I remain too impressed with Freud's vision of the human animal's compromise with existencethe defense
I don't run away from the idea of philosophy as seductive. I want the sentences to be prose but intense prose, to show that, like life, thinking is not linear. Stanley Cavell Sayings: I don't run away from the idea of philosophy as seductive. I want the sentences
The development of fast film allowed the subjects of our photographs to be caught unawares, beyond our or their control. But they are nevertheless caught; the camera holds the last lanyard of control we would forgo. Stanley Cavell Sayings: The development of fast film allowed the subjects of our photographs to be caught unawares,
Philosophy ... is indeed outrageous, inherently so. It seeks to disquiet the foundations of our lives and to offer us in recompense nothing better than itself- and this on the basis of no expert knowledge, of nothing closed to the ordinary human being, once ... [one] lets himself or herself be informed by the process and ambition of philosophy. Stanley Cavell Sayings: Philosophy ... is indeed outrageous, inherently so. It seeks to disquiet the foundations of our
The achievement of happiness requires not the ... satisfaction of our needs ... but the examination and transformation of those needs. Stanley Cavell Sayings: The achievement of happiness requires not the ... satisfaction of our needs ... but the
I know how to give the meaning of a word but not how to give the intention of a word. Stanley Cavell Sayings: I know how to give the meaning of a word but not how to give
I try to keep my voice in writing, and I think that's why I get so many complaints about how I write. Stanley Cavell Sayings: I try to keep my voice in writing, and I think that's why I get
A camera is an opening in a box: that is the best emblem of the fact that a camera holding an object is holding the rest of the world away. The camera has been praised for extending the senses; it may, as the world goes, deserve more praise for confining them, leaving room for thought. Stanley Cavell Sayings: A camera is an opening in a box: that is the best emblem of the
One impulse of photography, as immediate as its impulse to extend the visible, is to theatricalize its subjects. The photographer's command, Watch the birdie! is essentially a stage direction. Stanley Cavell Sayings: One impulse of photography, as immediate as its impulse to extend the visible, is to
This is all that "ordinary" in the phrase "ordinary language philosophy" means, or ought to mean. It does not refer to particular words of wide use, nor to particular sorts of men. It reminds us that whatever words are said and meant are said and meant by particular men, and that to understand what they (the words) mean you must understand what they (whoever is using them) means, and that sometimes men, do not see what they mean, that usually they cannot say what they mean, that for various reasons they may not know what they mean, and that when they are forced to recognize this they feel they do not, and perhaps cannot, mean anything, and they are struck dumb. Stanley Cavell Sayings: This is all that "ordinary" in the phrase "ordinary language philosophy" means, or ought to
Death, so caused, may be mysterious, but what founds these lives is clear enough: the capacity to love, the strength to found a life upon a love. That the love becomes incompatible with that life is tragic, but that it is maintained until the end is heroic. People capable of such love could have removed mountains; instead it has caved in upon them. One moral of such events is obvious: if you would avoid tragedy, avoid love; if you cannot avoid love, avoid integrity; if you cannot avoid integrity, avoid the world; if you cannot avoid the world, destroy it. Stanley Cavell Sayings: Death, so caused, may be mysterious, but what founds these lives is clear enough: the
Philosophy is the education of grown-ups. Stanley Cavell Sayings: Philosophy is the education of grown-ups.
(Can human beings change? The humor, and the sadness, of remarriage comedies can be said to result from the fact that we have no good answer to that question.) Stanley Cavell Sayings: (Can human beings change? The humor, and the sadness, of remarriage comedies can be said