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Jewish Philosophical Politics in Germany, 1789–1848
by Sven-Erik Rose
Brandeis University Press, 2014
Cloth: 978-1-61168-578-7 | Paper: 978-1-61168-579-4 | eISBN: 978-1-61168-580-0
Library of Congress Classification B5800.R674 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 181.06094309034

In this book Rose illuminates the extraordinary creativity of Jewish intellectuals as they reevaluated Judaism with the tools of a German philosophical tradition fast emerging as central to modern intellectual life. While previous work emphasizes the “subversive” dimensions of German-Jewish thought or the “inner antisemitism” of the German philosophical tradition, Rose shows convincingly the tremendous resources German philosophy offered contemporary Jews for thinking about the place of Jews in the wider polity. Offering a fundamental reevaluation of seminal figures and key texts, Rose emphasizes the productive encounter between Jewish intellectuals and German philosophy. He brings to light both the complexity and the ambivalence of reflecting on Jewish identity and politics from within a German tradition that invested tremendous faith in the political efficacy of philosophical thought itself.

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