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    Continental divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos.Peter Eli Gordon - 2010 - Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
    This clear, riveting book will be of great interest not only to philosophers and to historians of philosophy but also to anyone interested in the great ...
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    Adorno and Existence.Peter Eli Gordon - 2016 - Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
    From the beginning to the end of his career, the critical theorist and Frankfurt School philosopher Theodor W. Adorno sustained an uneasy but enduring bond with existentialism. His attitude overall was that of unsparing criticism, often verging on polemic. In Kierkegaard he saw an early paragon for the late flowering of bourgeois solipsism; in Heidegger an impresario for a "jargon of authenticity" that cloaked its idealism in an aura of pseudo-concreteness and neo-romantic kitsch; even in the more rationalist tradition of (...)
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    Rosenzweig and Heidegger: Between Judaism and German Philosophy.Peter Eli Gordon - 2003 - University of California Press.
    Franz Rosenzweig is widely regarded today as one of the most original and intellectually challenging figures within the so-called renaissance of German-Jewish thought in the Weimar period. The architect of a unique kind of existential theology, and an important influence upon such philosophers as Walter Benjamin, Martin Buber, Leo Strauss, and Emmanuel Levinas, Rosenzweig is remembered chiefly as a "Jewish thinker," often to the neglect of his broader philosophical concerns. Cutting across the artificial divide that the traumatic memory of National (...)
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    Continental divide: Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger at davos, 1929—an allegory of intellectual history.Peter Eli Gordon - 2004 - Modern Intellectual History 1 (2):219-248.
    The 1929 between Martin Heidegger and Ernst Cassirer has long been viewed by intellectual historians as a paradigmatic event not only for its philosophical meaning but also for its apparently cultural-political ramifications. But such interpretations easily lend legitimacy to a broader and recently ascendant intellectual-historical trend that would reduce philosophy to an allegorical expression of ostensibly more or instrumentalist meanings. However, as this essay tries to show, the core of the dispute between Cassirer and Heidegger is irreducibly philosophical: the Davos (...)
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    A companion to Adorno.Peter Eli Gordon (ed.) - 2019 - Hoboken: Wiley.
    This chapter is intended to provide the reader with a brief biographical overview of Adorno's life and thought, with an emphasis on the key turning points in his career. It discusses his childhood, his education in Frankfurt, his musical studies, his emigration first to Oxford and then to the United States, his return to Germany after World War Two, his tenure as professor at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt and his prominence as a public intellectual, and his confrontation with students. Together (...)
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  6. Hammer without a master : French phenomenology and the origins of deconstruction (or, how Derrida read heidegger).Peter Eli Gordon - 2007 - In Mark Bevir, Jill Hargis & Sara Rushing (eds.), Histories of Postmodernism. Routledge.
  7. The concept of the apolitical: German Jewish thought and Weimar political theology.Peter Eli Gordon - 2007 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 74 (3):855-878.
    This essay investigates the tradition of interwar German-Jewish political theology associated most of all with Leo Strauss and Franz Rosenzweig. It is suggested here that the Straussian notion of an eternal conflict between politics and religions may be derived, in part, from Rosenzweig's image of the depoliticized Jewish community. Furthermore, this "concept of the apolitical" represents something like a modernist reprisal of Stoic ideals, most especially the ancient ideal of ataraxia, or "freedom from disturbance." This apoliticism is distinguished most of (...)
     
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    A precarious happiness: Adorno and the sources of normativity.Peter Eli Gordon - 2024 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    Readers of Theodor Adorno often have understood him as a "totalizing negativist." If it truly is the case that Adorno saw modern society as a realm of complete falsehood, however, his own social theory is unintelligible. In A Precarious Happiness, Peter E. Gordon aims to redeem Adorno from this negativist interpretation by showing that it arises from a basic misunderstanding of his work. Pushing against entrenched interpretations, Gordon argues that Adorno's philosophy is animated by a deep attachment to a concept (...)
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    Heidegger and the Greeks: Interpretive Essays (review).Peter Eli Gordon - 2008 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (1):178-179.
    Peter Eli Gordon - Heidegger and the Greeks: Interpretive Essays - Journal of the History of Philosophy 46:1 Journal of the History of Philosophy 46.1 178-179 Muse Search Journals This Journal Contents Reviewed by Peter E. Gordon Harvard University Drew A. Hyland and John Panteleimon Manoussakis, editors. Heidegger and the Greeks: Interpretive Essays. Bloomington-Indianapolis: University of Indiana Press, 2006. Pp. xiii + 194. Paper, $24.95. Heidegger's troubled and over-determined interest in Greek philosophy is well known. In the 1933 rectoral address, (...)
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    Migrants in the Profane: Critical Theory and the Question of Secularization.Peter Eli Gordon - 2020 - New Haven: Yale University Press.
    _A beautifully written exploration of religion’s role in a secular, modern politics, by an accomplished scholar of critical theory__ “Rich in historical background, illuminating in its comparative perspective, yet focused on the question of secularization and the normative resources of modernity—a joy to read.”—Maeve Cooke, University College Dublin__ “Gordon writes with a controlled power, elegance, simplicity, and clarity that is a rare pleasure.”—Max Pensky, Binghamton University_ _Migrants in the Profane _takes its title from an intriguing remark by Theodor W. Adorno, (...)
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    Neo-Kantianism and the Politics of Enlightenment.Peter Eli Gordon - 2008 - Philosophical Forum 39 (2):223-238.
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    Realism, Science, and the Deworlding of the World.Peter Eli Gordon - 2006 - In Hubert L. Dreyfus & Mark A. Wrathall (eds.), A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 425–444.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Husserl, World, and the Problem of Metaphysical Realism Heidegger and the “Worldhood of the World” Deworlding the World Phenomenology and the Nature/World Debate.
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  13. Under One Tradewind: Philosophical Expressionism From Rosenzweig to Heidegger.Peter Eli Gordon - 1997 - Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley
    This is a philosophical and historical study of the German Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig. It is argued that Rosenzweig's thought is best understood within the horizon of German interwar philosophy alongside the thought of his contemporary, Martin Heidegger. The two philosophers are presented as offering divergent articulations of a larger, shared project; and they are understood as participants within a philosophical movement that the author calls "philosophical expressionism" after the various other expressionist movements of the 1920s. The affinity between Rosenzweig (...)
     
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  14. Introduction: Modern Jewish Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, and Modern Judaism.Michael Morgan & Peter Eli Gordon - 2007 - In Michael L. Morgan & Peter Eli Gordon (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy. Cambrige University Press.
     
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    The Cambridge companion to modern Jewish philosophy.Michael L. Morgan & Peter Eli Gordon (eds.) - 2007 - New York: Cambrige University Press.
    Modern Jewish philosophy emerged in the seventeenth century, with the impact of the new science and modern philosophy on thinkers who were reflecting upon the nature of Judaism and Jewish life. This collection of new essays examines the work of several of the most important of these figures, from the seventeenth to the late-twentieth centuries, and addresses themes central to the tradition of modern Jewish philosophy: language and revelation, autonomy and authority, the problem of evil, messianism, the influence of Kant, (...)
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