Dr. Cedric Cohen Skalli
Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society Department of Jewish History
Topic of his lectures at the Night of Philosophy in Israel 2021:
The Future of Democracy
With Paula Diehl, Oliver Marchart and Jan Sowa
Dr. Cedric Cohen Skalli teaches early modern and modern Jewish Philosophy at the University of Haifa. He is the director of the Bucerius Institute for the research of contemporary German History and Society. His research focuses on the relationship of Jewish thinkers to two main philosophical shifts: the shift from Medieval philosophy to early modern thought (14th-17thcentury), and the shift from early modern to modern thought (18th-20thcentury). He published several books and many articles on diverse aspects of Jewish thought and literature in the Renaissance as well as in 19th and 20th century German speaking world and diasporas. His intellectual biography of Isaac Abravanel was published in the prestigious “the great men of the Jewish people” series of the Zalman Shazar Center and recently translated and augmented for The Tauber Institute Series For Study of European Jewry (Brandeis University Press).