Peter Gordon (Harvard) Contesting Secularization: Social Thought and Religious Apologetics from Weber to Habermas


Peter E. Gordon 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. He regularly teaches a survey of German Social Thought from Nietzsche to Habermas, and a survey of French Social Thought from Durkheim to Foucault.  He has written a great deal about Martin Heidegger, and has taught courses and published essays about the Frankfurt School, Theodor Adorno and music criticism, Weimar Intellectuals, Hannah Arendt, political theology, theories of secularization, theories of historical ontology and historical epistemology, social theory after the Holocaust, and modern Jewish thought.


Monday, March 16, 2015 - 4:00pm
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