Book Launch: "American Philosophy in Translation"
Prof. Naoko Saito (Kyoto University) with responses from Dr. Adrian Skilbeck (University of Winchester) and Dr. Ruth Heilbronn (UCL Institute of Education)
11 December 2019
5.30PM – 7.15PM
UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL
All are welcome. Chapter 5 from the book is attached here.
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In response to the contemporary crisis of democracy as a way of life (2019), American Philosophy in Translation explores the contemporary significance of American philosophy (the pragmatism and the transcendentalism of Emerson and Thoreau) and tries to present new ways of cultivating political emotions and political citizens. To this end, the book introduces Stanley Cavell’s idea of philosophy as translation – a broader sense of translation as being internal to the nature of language, and hence to the condition of human being as linguistic being and, hence, as political being.
Naoko Saito is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education, University of Kyoto. She is the author of The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson (2005) and co-editor (with Paul Standish) of the collections Education and the Kyoto School of Philosophy (2012), Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups (2012), and “The Truth is Translated”: Stanley Cavell and Philosophy as Translation (to be published in 2017). She is the translator of The Senses of Walden by Stanley Cavell (2005).