Peter Gordon

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Peter E. Gordon


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Phone: (617) 495-4303 x

Biographical Statement

Gordon is a professor of history at Harvard. He is interested in modern European intellectual history and modern Continental philosophy, with special teaching and research interests in Weimar thought, German Idealism, phenomenology, existentialism, and the early Frankfurt School. He has published various essays on modern German and French thought (especially on the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and the repercussions of Heideggerian philosophy in France) and on medieval and modern Jewish philosophy. Most recently, he is working on some issues in historical and social theory pertaining to debates over realism and anti-realism. His book Rosenzweig and Heidegger: Between Judaism and German Philosophy (2003) received the Salo W. Baron Prize for Best Book in Jewish History, the Goldstein-Goren Prize for Best Book in Jewish Thought, and the Forkosch Prize for Best Book in Intellectual History. He is on the editorial boards of both The Journal of the History of Ideas and New German Critique. He is co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy (2007), and his new book, Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos, is to appear next year. Gordon is co-chair of the Harvard Colloquia in Intellectual and Cultural History.