Reading Cavell’s The Claim of Reason–Threads of the Inner and Outer

Close-reading the first third of Part Four of The Claim of Reason with Richard Fleming. Download excerpts: The Claim of Reason–Source Texts 

Friday, March 21

Morning Session: 10am-12:30pm

Lunch Provided (RSVP to

Afternoon Session: 2pm-5pm

Dinner party to follow. (Everyone is invited. RSVP to

FHI Garage 
Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, 1st Floor 
Duke University

Richard Fleming is an ordinary language philosopher and author of books in philosophy and contemporary music, including The State of Philosophy (1993), First Word Philosophy (2004), Evil and Silence: Socrates to Cage (2010). With the contemporary musician William Duckworth, he edited John Cage at Seventy-Five (1989) and Sound and Light: La Monte Young Marian Zazeela (1996). He regularly teaches philosophy and humanities courses, recently giving seminars on Wittgenstein at Duke University and Cage presentations for the Fusion Art Exchange, Northeastern University. His newest text, Threads of Philosophy, includes writings heavily influenced by Cavell and Cage.