"Jürgen Habermas and the Social Significance of Religion," Peter Gordon (Harvard)
February 1, 2012
Peter E. Gordon specializes in modern European Intellectual History from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth century. He works chiefly on themes in Continental philosophy and social thought in Germany and France in the modern period. His first book, Rosenzweig and Heidegger, Between Judaism and German Philosophy (California, 2003) won several awards, including the Salo W. Baron Prize from the Academy for Jewish Research for Best First Book and the Morris D. Forkosch Prize from the Journal of the History of Ideas for Best Book in Intellectual History. He is the editor of Weimar Thought: A Critical History (Princeton, forthcoming) and co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge, 2007). Prof. Gordon is a faculty affiliate at the Center for European Studies and has a permanent seat on the Standing Committee for Degrees in Social Studies.