Toril Moi | Why Does The Claim of Reason Matter? A Symposium in Memory of Stanley Cavell
An exceptional opportunity to get an introduction to American philosopher Stanley Cavell’s masterpiece, "The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy." Or to deepen one's understanding of it. Each speaker in this symposium commented on a brief passage from "The Claim of Reason" found here: https://philartslit.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/schedulereadings_cavell.pdf
Toril Moi is the current director of the Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL) at Duke University's John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. She is the James B. Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, Professor of English, Professor of Theater Studies, and Professor of Philosophy. Prof. Moi’s latest book is "Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism" (Oxford University Press, 2006), which won the MLA’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for the best book in Comparative Literary Studies in 2007. She is now working on a book on ordinary language philosophy and problems in literary theory.
PAL’s mission is to show that literature and the arts think as deeply as philosophy, and to encourage dialogue between literature and the arts, and philosophy in ways that don’t subordinate the former to the latter, but rather acknowledge them as equal contributors to human knowledge. Underpinning this mission is a vision of human language as use, action, and expression, and thus of every human utterance, including every work of art, literature and philosophy, as a specific intervention in time, and history.