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.
In Michael Rosenthal's view, modern liberal society both benefits and is challenged by the ideal of toleration promoted by Baruch Spinoza.
Michael Rosenthal considers key moral and political questions on immigration. Join him for a 10/27 panel on this topic.
A new team-taught course this fall showcases radical Jews ranging from Jesus to Bernie Sanders.
Benedict Spinoza was a rock star philosopher. Was he also the victim of an unjust ban? Kevin Britt reflects on the CLF session with Michael Rosenthal.
Spinoza, the philosopher who was excommunicated from Judaism, distinguished between religion and superstition.