Democratic Affections

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 to Friday, February 15, 2019
The death in 2018 of Stanley Cavell brought to its end an exceptionally rich life in philosophy, one that continues to inspire readers and colleagues throughout the humanities and the humanistic social sciences. In this two-day event commemorating Cavell’s career, scholars from Europe and America join in a discussion of his contributions to our understanding of the affective dimensions of democratic life, particularly as these play out in film, religion, and what Cavell terms Emersonian Perfectionism.
Thomas A. Carlson, UCSB
Joshua Foa Dienstag, UCLA
Pierre Fasula, Université de Paris 1
Russell Goodman, University of New Mexico
Espen Hammer, Temple University
Sandra Laugier, Université de Paris 1
Paola Marrati, Johns Hopkins University
Andrew Norris, UCSB
Tyler Roberts, Grinnell College
William Rothman, University of Miami
Kay Young, UCSB
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