Martin Jay is Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his works are The Dialectical Imagination (1973 and 1996); Marxism and Totality (1984); Adorno (1984); Permanent Exiles (1985); Fin-de-Siècle Socialism (1989); Force Fields (1993): Downcast Eyes (1993); Cultural Semantics (1998); Refractions of Violence (2003); La Crisis de la experiencia en la era postsubjetiva, ed. Eduardo Sabrovsky (2003); Songs of Experience (2004); The Virtues of Mendacity: On Lying In Politics (2010), Essays from the Edge (2011), Kracauer: l’Exilé (2014) and Reason After its Eclipse: On Late Critical Theory (2016). Verso will publish Splinters in Your Eye: Frankfurt School Provocations in July.
Habermas and the Light of Reason: On Late Critical Theory
Martin Jay on the ways Habermas’s attempt to restore the light of reason after its eclipse involved salient departures from traditional notions of reason....