Martin Jay (NHC Fellow, 2005–06)
The Ambivalent Virtues of Mendacity: Lying in Politics
University of California, BerkeleyReturn to All Fellows
Fellowship Work Summary, 2005–06
Martin Jay wrote part of the first chapter of his book in progress on lying in politics; the introduction for a book he is editing of Axel Honneth's Tanner Lectures, Reification: A Recognition-Theoretical Perspective (Oxford University Press, forthcoming); "Aesthetic and Historical Experience: A Twentieth-Century Constellation," a catalogue for Nato Thompson's A Historical Occasion: The Uses of History at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA, MIT Press, 2006); and "Pseudology: Derrida and Arendt on Lying in Politics" for a volume of essays on Derrida edited by Pheng Cheah and Susanne Guerlac. He wrote reviews of several books including Espen Hammer, Adorno and the Political for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews; Erdmut Wizisla, Benjamin und Brecht: Die Geschichte einer Freundschaft, forthcoming in The Brecht Yearbook; and Wolf Lepenies, The Seduction of Culture in German Society, forthcoming in Central European History. In addition, he read extensively for a new project.