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Stroum Lecture Night 2: Jewish Emancipation and the Radical Enlightenment
Stroum Lecture Night 2: Jewish Emancipation and the Radical Enlightenment
WhenTuesday, May 23, 2017, 7 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room220
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsStroum Center for Jewish Studies

jewishstudies.washington.edu

Emily Thompson

jewishst@uw.edu

206-543-0138
Description

The 2017 Stroum Lectures will feature Prof. Jonathan Israel of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. The second night’s lecture, on May 23, 2017, will explore “Eighteenth-Century Jewish Emancipation: a Consequence of the Radical Enlightenment?”

Jonathan Israel’s recent work focuses on the impact of radical thought (especially Spinoza, Bayle, Diderot, and the eighteenth-century French materialists) on the Enlightenment and on the emergence of modern ideas of democracy, equality, toleration, freedom of the press, and individual freedom. His books include European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550–1750 (1985); The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall, 1477–1806 (1995); Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity, 1650–1750 (2001); Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670–1752 (2006); and A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy (2009).

Linkjewishstudies.washington.edu…
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