Heidegger, the Jews, and the Crisis of Liberalism

JUDS 1614 S02 [CRN: 18172]

This class explores the enduring legacy of Heidegger’s critique of Western philosophy in political, theological, and social thought. Focusing primarily upon Heidegger’s reception in 20th-century Jewish philosophy, we will explore the allure of Heideggerian thought and its implication in both left and right political critiques of liberalism. Topics include onto-theology, phenomenology, and radical historicism; science, hermeneutics, and methodology in the humanities; liberalism and the secular; ethics, politics, action; de-structuration and deconstruction; time and the Other. Authors include Adorno, Arendt, Butler, Derrida, Levinas, Löwith, Marcuse, Rosenzweig, Schmitt, Strauss.
Fall 2020
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Sep 9, 2020 to Dec 11, 2020