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Why Does The Claim of Reason Matter? A Symposium in Memory of Stanley Cavell (1926-2018)

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Friday, September 13, 2019
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Avner Baz, Sarah Beckwtih, Robert Chodat, Juliet Floyd, Espen Hammer, Sandra Lautier, Toril Moi

An exceptional opportunity to get an introduction to Cavell's masterpiece. Or to deepen your understanding of it.

The Ahmadieh Family Hall, Franklin Humanities Institute, Smith Warehouse
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Avner Baz, Philosophy, Tufts University
Sarah Beckwith, English, Duke University
Robert Chodat, English, Boston University
Juliet Floyd, Philosophy, Boston University
Espen Hammer, Philosophy, Temple University
Sandra Laugier, Philosophy, Université de Paris 1 - Sorbonne
Toril Moi, Literature, Duke University

Each speaker will comment on a brief passage from The Claim of Reason.
The passages will be available online at

Contact: Kevin Spencer