Thinking and Killing Philosophical Discourse in the Shadow of the Third Reich

By :  The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On May 25, 2016 / 5776 | Author Conversations: Between the Lines

In this Library Book Talk, Professor Alon Segev discusses his book, Thinking and Killing—Philosophical Discourse in the Shadow of the Third Reich, which deals with the contribution of eight German thinkers to the discussion about the Holocaust and the Final Solution. The book was selected by Knowledge Unlatched to be in their pilot package of 28 academic books that appeared in 2013.

Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS, served as moderator. This event was originally held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 and was sponsored by The JTS Library.

About the Author

Dr. Alon Segev has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Fordham University, and the University of Illinois at Springfield, and he currently teaches at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Segev has given talks on a range of issues in intellectual history, Jewish studies, and philosophy. He is currently working on a book that deals with modern readings of Descartes.