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Peter Gordon is Amabel B. James Professor of History at Harvard University and resident faculty at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. He is also a faculty affiliate in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and faculty affiliate in the Department of Philosophy. He works chiefly at the intersection of modern European intellectual history and continental philosophy. 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); and Adorno and Existence (2016). His next book, Migrants in the Profane: Critical Theory and the Question of Secularization, based on lectures he gave at Yale University in the Franz Rosenzweig Lectures in Modern Jewish Thought, is forthcoming from Yale University Press (Fall, 2020). Gordon is Co-chair of the Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History. In 2005 he received the Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is currently working on a book on secularization and social thought in the twentieth century.
His book Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos was awarded the 2010 Jacques Barzun Prize from the American Philosophical Society.
(Photo Credit: Jürgen Bauer, 2019.)
On the centenary of Max Weber’s death, Peter E. Gordon, CES Resident Faculty, reflects on the German sociologist's legacy and significance with a review of his newly translated vocation lectures published in “Charisma and Disenchantment: The Vocation Lectures” by The New York Review of Books https://bit.ly/2ZEGz6z
Peter Gordon writes an in-depth review of the new biography of the life and thought of Jürgen Habermas.