Peter E. Gordon

Peter E. Gordon is the Amabel B. James Professor of History at Harvard University, where he teaches topics in modern European social thought and intellectual history. His first book, Rosenzweig and Heidegger, Between Judaism and German Philosophy (California, 2003) received the Salo W. Baron Prize from the Academy for Jewish Research for Best First Book, the Goldstein-Goren Prize for Best Book in Jewish Philosophy, and the Morris D. Forkosch Prize from the Journal of the History of Ideas for Best Book in Intellectual History. More recently he published a major historical and analytical reconstruction of interwar German philosophy, entitled Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos (Harvard, 2010), which received the Jacques Barzun Prize from the American Philosophical Society. He has co-edited several volumes, including The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge, 2007); The Modernist Imagination (Berghahn, 2008); and Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy (Princeton, 2013). His most recent book, Adorno and Existence: Five Lectures, is forthcoming next year from Harvard University Press.

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