German idealism and the Jew : the inner anti-semitism of philosophy and German Jewish responses (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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German idealism and the Jew : the inner anti-semitism of philosophy and German Jewish responses

Author: Michael Mack
Publisher: Chicago : London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"In German Idealism and the Jew, Michael Mack uncovers the deep roots of anti-Semitism in the German philosophical tradition. While many have read German anti-Semitism as a reaction against Enlightenment philosophy, Mack instead contends that the redefinition of the Jews as irrational, oriental Others forms the very cornerstone of German idealism, including Kant's conception of universal reason."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Mack
ISBN: 9780226500966 0226500969 9780226500942 0226500942
OCLC Number: 858310143
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: viii, 229 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : The political, philosophical, theological, sociological, and literary critical ramifications of anti-semitism --
pt. 1. Narratives --
Positing immutability in religion : Kant --
The metaphysics of eating : Jewish dietary laws and Hegel's social theory --
Transforming the body into the body politic : Wagner and the trajectory of German idealism --
pt. 2. Counternarratives --
Moses Mendelssohn's other enlightenment and German Jewish counterhistories in the work of Heinrich Heine and Abraham Geiger --
Political anti-semitism and its German Jewish responses at the end of the nineteenth century : Heinrich Graetz and Otto Weininger --
Between Mendelssohn and Kant : Hermann Cohen's dual account of reason --
Franz Rosenzweig, or the body's independence from the body politic --
The politics of blood : Rosenzweig and Hegel --
Freud's other enlightenment : turning the tables on Kant --
Walter Benjamin's transcendental messianism, or the immanent transformation of the profane --
Conclusion : Elias Canetti, Franz Baermann Steiner, and Weimar's aftermath.
Responsibility: Michael Mack.

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