Second of today’s uploads, read Katrina Forrester’s review of Cavell’s (second) autobiography, Little Did I know: Excerpts from Memory (Stanford University Press).
“For Cavell, questions about philosophy are central to the study of philosophy. “What can I know?” must be intimately connected to “why should I care about what I can know?” This is one of the many reasons why his work has always stood in such stark opposition to that of his colleagues in the Anglo-American philosophical academy. Philosophy, in his terms, is therapeutic. It is bound up (or interchangeable) with literature, psychoanalysis and the care of the self.”