Bookmark and Share


For Educators
Click for larger image

Jewish Philosophical Politics in Germany, 1789–1848
Sven-Erik Rose



Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry

Brandeis University Press
2014 • 400 pp. 6 1/8 x 9 1/4"
Jewish Studies / Political Philosophy / German History

$39.95 Paperback, 978-1-61168-579-4
$85.00 Hardcover, 978-1-61168-578-7

$37.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-580-0

Check your ebook retailer or local library for ebook availability.

(Cloth edition is un-jacketed.
Cover illustration is for paperback edition only)



“Rose offers a fundamental reevaluation of seminal figures and key texts, and he does so by blending careful and rigorous close reading with an equally conscientious attention to historical and philosophical context.  Indeed, in terms of the rigor of its arguments and the ease and elegance with which Rose moves between interpretations of texts by Jewish intellectuals and equally trenchant analysis of texts by their interlocutors in the German philosophical tradition, this book is truly without peers.”—Jonathan Hess, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A provocative look at how Jewish intellectuals thought about Jewish religion and existence within a German philosophical tradition

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.

Click here for TABLE OF CONTENTS



SVEN-ERIK ROSE is associate professor of German, University of California, Davis.






Sun, 5 Oct 2014 15:03:08 -0500