Eric Gans’s Thinking on Origin, Culture, and the Jewish Question vis-à-vis Hermann Cohen’s Heritage

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In this article I compare some elements of Eric Gans’s thought with a few aspects of the philosophy of Hermann Cohen—first and foremost, Gans’s concept of the origin and Cohen’s concept of Ursprung—while revealing the deep affinity between these two lines of thinking.

Eric Gans’s Thinking on Origin, Culture, and the Jewish Question vis-à-vis Hermann Cohen’s Heritage

in The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy

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9

Ibid.178–179.

12

Hermann CohenEthik des reinen Willens (Berlin: Bruno Cassirer1904); idem Religion of Reason Out of the Sources of Judaism trans. Simon Kaplan (New York: Frederick Ungar 1972).

14

Eric GansThe End of Culture: Toward a Generative Anthropology (Berkeley: University of California Press1985) 19ff.

17

Eric GansThe Origin of Language: A Formal Theory of Representation (Berkeley: University of California Press1981) 6.

18

Ibid.4.

19

Ibid.17.

20

Ibid.21.

21

Ibid.22.

22

Holzhey“Cohen and the Marburg School in Context” 5.

24

Almut Sh. Bruckstein“On Jewish Hermeneutics: Maimonides and Bachya as Vectors in Cohen’s Philosophy of Origin,” in Hermann Cohen’s Philosophy of Religioned. Stephane Moses and Hartwig Wiedebach (Hildesheim: Olms1997) 35–50at 37.

25

ZankIdea of Atonement14.

28

Ibid.66.

29

GansOrigin of Language27–28.

30

Ibid.27–28.

31

WiedebachNational Element209.

32

GansOrigin of Language35.

33

Ibid.274.

34

GansScenic Imagination83.

38

GansScenic Imagination87.

39

Ibid.88–89.

41

CohenEthik590; Poma Kriticheskaya filosofiya Hermana Cohena 243–244.

44

Ibid.100.

45

Ibid.58.

47

Ibid.110–111.

48

Matvei Kagan“Hermann Cohen,” in O khode istorii [On the Course of History] (Moscow: Yazyki slavianskoy kultury2004) 33–44at 44.

49

GansScenic Imagination89.

50

Jehuda MelberHermann Cohen’s Philosophy of Judaism (New York: Jonathan David1968) 65–69.

51

Holzhey“Cohen and the Marburg School in Context” 17; Zank Idea of Atonement 392.

55

PomaKriticheskaya filosofiya Hermana Cohena131.

57

CohenReason and Hope52.

58

GansGirardian Origins265–268.

59

Adam Katz“The Question of Originary Method: The Generative Thought Experiment,” in The Originary Hypothesis: A Minimal Proposal for Humanistic Inquiryed. Adam Katz (Aurora co: Davies Group 2007) 101–138 at 101.

61

Ibid.1505–1507.

62

CohenReason and Hope79.

63

Ibid.89.

64

Ibid.81.

65

MelberHermann Cohen’s Philosophy of Judaism55 88; David N. Myers Resisting History: Historicism and Its Discontents in German-Jewish Thought (Princeton nj: Princeton University Press 2003) 42ff.

67

Ibid.58.

68

CohenReason and Hope93.

70

GansScience and Faith67–68.

71

Ibid.67–68.

73

ZankIdea of Atonement32–33.

74

GansScience and Faith81.

75

Ibid.120.

78

MelberHermann Cohen’s Philosophy of Judaism83.

79

GansSigns of Paradox155.

80

Ibid.156.

81

CohenReligion of Reason234–235.

82

MelberHermann Cohen’s Philosophy of Judaism89 406.

84

ZankIdea of Atonement19–20.

85

CohenReason and Hope56.

86

Ibid.88.

87

GansSigns of Paradox161.

88

Jacques Derrida“Interpretations at War: Kant, the Jew, the German,” New Literary History 22 no. 1 (1991): 39–95at 53–55.

89

MyersResisting History40.

91

Kagan“Evrejstvo v krizise kultury” 175.

92

CohenReason and Hope83 93; idem Religion of Reason 35–49.

93

CohenTeoriya opyta Kanta113.

94

Ibid.114–115.

95

Holzhey“Cohen and the Marburg School in Context” 15.

97

Cohen“An Argument against Zionism,” in Reason and Hope168.

98

Ibid.167.

99

Ibid.168–169.

100

Cohen“Religion and Zionism,” in Reason and Hope170.

101

Ibid.171.

102

CohenTeoriya opyta Kanta106.

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