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The Ethics of Uprootedness: Emmanuel Levinas's Postwar Project

in The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In “Existentialism and Anti-Semitism,” Emmanuel Levinas claims that Jean-Paul Sartre, in his essay Réflexions sur la question juive, failed to acknowledge the internal meaning and essence of Judaism ... More


Culture, Commerce, and the City

Emily J. Levine

in Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226061689
eISBN:
9780226061719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061719.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The first chapter argues that the relationship between the brothers Aby and Max Warburg and the Warburg banking family provide a civic exemplar of Hamburg’s unique urban landscape, the so-called ... More


Private Jews, Public Germans

Emily J. Levine

in Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226061689
eISBN:
9780226061719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061719.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter seven considers to what extent the experience of German Jewish scholars in Hamburg differed from that of Berlin or Frankfurt. To this end, it investigates how Warburg, Cassirer, and Panofsky ... More


Messianic Journalism? Benjamin and Scholem Read Die Fackel

in The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem's interpretations of Karl Kraus' journalism. It highlights Benjamin's use of dramatic phrases and superlative forms in his essays on Kraus ... More


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