Jewish Exiles and European Thought in the Shadow of the Third Reich: Baron, Popper, Strauss, Auerbach

Jewish Exiles and European Thought in the Shadow of the Third Reich: Baron, Popper, Strauss, Auerbach

by David Weinstein, Avihu Zakai

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ISBN-13: 9781108704984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/29/2018
Pages: 317
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

David Weinstein is Emeritus Professor at Wake Forest University, North Carolina and Honorarprofessur für Ideenhistoriker at Carl V. Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany. His previous publications include Equal Freedom and Utility (Cambridge, 1998), The New Liberalism (with Avital Simhony, Cambridge, 2001) and Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism (Cambridge, 2007).

Avihu Zakai is Emeritus Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His previous publications include History and Apocalypse: Religion and Historical Consciousness in Early Modern History in Europe and America (2008), Jonathan Edwards's Philosophy of Nature: The Re-Enchantment of the World in the Age of Scientific Reasoning (2010), and Erich Auerbach and the Crisis of German Philology: An Apologia for the Western Judaeo-Christian Humanist Tradition in an Age of Peril, Tyranny, and Barbarism (2015).

Table of Contents

1. Hans Baron: humanism and Republican liberty in an age of tyranny; 2. Karl Popper: critical interpretation as fighting fascism; 3. Leo Strauss as Talmud in the wrong place; 4. Erich Auerbach and the crisis of German philology.

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