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The Claim of Reason as a Study of the Human Voice

Abstract : Cavell’s goal in The Claim of Reason has been to “bring the human voice back into philosophy.” For Cavell, the stakes of ordinary language philosophy (particularly Wittgenstein and Austin’s work; see Toril Moi, Avner Baz) are to make it understood that language is spoken; pronounced by a human voice within a form of life. In The Claim of Reason, his aim is to shift the question of the common/shared use of language—central to Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations—toward the less-explored question of the definition of the subject as voice, and the re-introduction of the voice into philosophy as a redefinition of subjectivity in language.
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Sandra Laugier. The Claim of Reason as a Study of the Human Voice. Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies, University of Ottawa Dept. of English, 2021, Cavell and Dialectic, 9, pp.38-71. ⟨hal-03745046⟩



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