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Critical Theory Between the Sacred and the Profane


March 15, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Board Room, Stanford Humanities Center

Workshop with Peter Gordon (Harvard University). Co-sponsored by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, the Department of Religious Studies, the Patrick Suppes Center for History and Philosophy of Science, and the Stanford Humanities Center. Part of a series on Science, Religion, and Democracy. For a complete listing of events in the series, click here.

This workshop is restricted to Stanford faculty, students, and other official affiliates. For a copy of the paper to be discussed, contact Michael Friedman or Brent Sockness.

Peter Gordon is the Amabel B. James Professor of History at Harvard University. He 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, with an emphasis on critical theory, Western Marxism, the Frankfurt School, phenomenology, and existentialism.  His books include Rosenzweig and Heidegger: Between Judaism and German Philosophy (2003); The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy (2007); The Modernist Imagination: Essays in Critical Theory and Intellectual History (2008); Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos (2010); Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy (2013).