In looking forward to Reason After Its Eclipse: A Conversation with Martin Jay, we'd like to share some suggested readings. These readings are not required; however, they are intended to provide entry points into the conversation that will take place.
On November 15th, the Center for the Humanities will present a conversation between intellectual historian Martin Jay and Richard Wolin (The Graduate Center, CUNY). In his thoughtful and challenging new book, Reason after Its Eclipse, (University of California, Berkeley), Jay 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 our discussion 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.
"Critical Theory, Marxism, social evolution: An interview with Martin Jay," Platypus Review. February 2016.
"Ten Questions for Martin Jay," from The Modernist Imagination: Intellectual History and Critical Theory, ed. W. Breckman et al. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008.