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Hermann Cohen on Judentum and Deutschtum during WWI
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         is the key year in Germany
failed offensive in             
                    's failed attempt to bleed out the French to force a decisive victory
counter offensive in the Battle of the           
puts pressure on the               
an increasing sense in Germany that the war cannot be       
coupled with the consequences of the                  blockade
on the home front a real shortage of         
in German cultural and mental context
internal divisions within German culture become much more pronounced
they become another front in the war
a reopening of the rift between German Jews, Germans, and the question of:
what is it to be             
what is it to be German
German Jewish philosopher
founder of the Marburg School of Neo-                    
1915 essay on                 
what it is to be a Jew
1916 another essay, argues that being Jewish is                          with the idea of Germany
the debate is split between many dichotomies
1916 text is centered around the problem of                                and Verständigung
trying to find reconciliation between a series of                     
1.                          vs. Judaism
have the same spiritual roots and foundation
not necessarily an idea of       
but a moral conception of humanity
a humanistic conception of religion
tries to reconcile the perceived difference and antagonism between Christianity and Judentum
but without collapsing either of them
some argued that to reconcile them, the Jews must fully convert
2. full assimilation vs.               
Cohen is in the             
               Zionism but wants to retain a Jewish identity and contribution to German culture
the war had the affect of                      these dichotomies
a rise in Zionism
3. German                      vs. Judentum
Germany army wanted to know how many Jews were serving in the army and if they were                   
contrary to what they discovered, they tended to report that Jews were not being patriotic
he sees this converging in the figure of                (1729-1781)
"Nathan der Weise" (1779)
A Parable of the Three           
             classicism is a cosmopolitan notion of Germany
a reconciliation between being Jewish and being German
it's not German idealism but classical Weimar
4. German philosophy (                ) vs. Judentum
German philosophy not as the idealism of Fichte and Hegel, but of Kant
a rational conception of religion, a notion of                 
Cohen argues this was the core philosophical insight of the        Testament
"prophetic messianism"
the true realization of religion is a true relation of humanity and autonomy
there is already a kind of Kantian idealism in Judaism
Cohen is a Neo-Kantian
this provokes on of the first vicious anti-Semitic attacks by the editor of Kant-Studien
argues against Cohen that one could not be an                        of Kant and Jewish
Cohen didn't respond to this, which set up a certain               
Davos debates
Heidegger and                 
a conflict between Deutschtum and Judentum in the First World War
parting of ways
Cassirer was a Neo-Kantian follower of Cohen
one sees that the First World War does not end                              in Germany in 1918
events leading up to WWII have there roots in this                 
Carl von Clausewitz: On War
The Nature of Colonialism Wars
1916 Zurich and Perspectives on the Great War
The Necessity of War in Politics
Eucken's Interpretation of Fichte
Husserl, the Great War, and the Meaning of Death
Henri Bergson on WWI Germany and France
Hermann Cohen on Judentum and Deutschtum during WWI
Hodgson and Reinach on Foreboding