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 J├╝rgen 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.