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How have the emotions shaped philosophical reasoning about matters of justice, citizenship, war and peace? How does the philosopher give voice to historical trauma, and how can we responsively read the passionate undercurrents of rational argument? Join noted literary critics David Clark and William Galperin, along with philosopher J. David Velleman for a lively exchange on the vital place of affect in contemporary critical practice. J. David Velleman is Professor of Philosophy at New York University whose recent books include How We Get Along? and Self to Self. David Clark is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and author of Bodies and Pleasures in Late Kant (forthcoming, Stanford). William Galperin is Professor of English at Rutgers University, author of The Historical Austen and The Return of the Visible in British Romanticism. Moderated by Nancy Yousef, Resident Mellon Fellow at the Center for Humanities and Associate Professor of English at Baruch College and The Graduate Center.

Added by Center for the Humanities on October 14, 2010