GOETSCHEL, WILLI Contact Areas of Interest
Goetschel, Willi St Michael’s College, 313 Odette Hall, 50 St Joseph Street
Toronto, ON
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  • Jewish Thought
  • German Enlightenment and Idealism
  • Critical Theory
  • Social and Political Theory

About

MPhil (Zurich), PhD (German, Harvard) Willi Goetschel is Professor of German and Philosophy and is cross-appointed to the Departments for the Study of Religion, Philosophy and German. He completed his Ph.D. in 1989 at Harvard University and Lic.phil (M.Phil) in 1982 at Universität Zürich. He teaches 18th- to 20th-century German Literature and Thought, Enlightenment, German Jewish Culture, Critical Theory. His current project is on Heine and Critical Theory, Concepts of Alterity in Modern Jewish Thought. Goetschel is author of Spinoza’s Modernity: Mendelssohn, Lessing, and Heine (2004); Constituting Critique: Kant’s Writing as Critical Praxis (1993) and Kant als Schriftsteller ( 1990).  His is President of Foundation Stiftung Dialogik, Senior Editor of The Germanic Review andon the Editorial Board at Weimarer Beiträg.

Selected publications

Spinoza’s Modernity: Mendelssohn, Lessing, and Heine (2004) Constituting Critique: Kant’s Writing as Critical Praxis (1994) Editor of the collected works of Hermann Levin Goldschmidt (1992)