Tuesday, November 15th, 6:00 PM
Reason after Its Eclipse:
A Conversation with Martin Jay
Martin Jay, Richard Wolin
In recent decades, few concepts have proven more fraught or more contentious than the concept of reason. In his thoughtful and challenging new book, Reason after Its Eclipse, intellectual historian Martin Jay (History Dept., University of California, Berkeley), tackles a series of conundrums related to the recent debates over the fate of reason, utilizing the rich legacy of Frankfurt School thinkers such as Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, and Jürgen Habermas as a prism. In honor of Martin Jay’s new book, we will address these questions with an eye toward the way they have impacted the self-understanding of the humanities in recent years.Richard Wolin (The Graduate Center, CUNY) will be in conversation with Jay.
Cosponsored by the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, the Dankwart Rustow Memorial Fund, European Union Studies Center, CUNY Academy, and the PhD Program in History at the Graduate Center, CUNY.