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Philosophy and the Jewish Question: Mendelssohn, Rosenzweig, and Beyond

Bruce Rosenstock


Drawing together two critical moments in the history of European Jewry—its entrance as a participant in the Enlightenment project of religious and political reform and its involvement in the traumatic upheavals brought on by the Great War—this book offers a reappraisal of the intersection of culture, politics, theology, and philosophy in the modern world through the lens of two of the most important thinkers of their day, Moses Mendelssohn and Franz Rosenzweig. Their vision of the place of the Jewish people not only within German society, but als ... More

Keywords: European Jewry, Moses Mendelssohn, Franz Rosenzweig, Enlightenment, Great War, Germany, reason, ethical obligation, Hannah Arendt, Stanley Cavell

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823231294
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823231294.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Rosenstock, author