Prof. Michael Rosenthal is the new Samuel and Althea Stroum Chair in Jewish Studies as well as professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington. He is organizing an international conference on "Spinoza and Modern Jewish Philosophy," which will take place at the UW in May 2017.
During World War I, philosopher Hermann Cohen argued that Jews could be true and full citizens of the new German nation-state. Many of his contemporaries, including other Jews, disagreed. Professor Michael Rosenthal explains.