Associate Professor Avi Lifschitz: List of publications

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From the civic improvement of the Jews to the separation of state and church: Languages of reform in Brandenburg-Prussia, 1781-1799

Les questions mises au concours de l’Académie de Berlin: véhicules de transferts intellectuels franco-allemands, 1745-1786

Review of Chad Wellmon, Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and the Invention of the Modern Research University (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015)

The German Enlightenment

Lessing’s Laocoon and Enlightenment semiotics

Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon from across the Humanities

Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon: Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Review of Andreas Pečar, Die Masken des Königs. Friedrich II. von Preußen als Schriftsteller (Frankfurt: Campus, 2015)

Between Friedrich Meinecke and Ernst Cassirer: Isaiah Berlin’s bifurcated Enlightenment

Review of Tim Blanning, Frederick the Great: King of Prussia (London: Allen Lane, 2015)

Rousseau's Imagined Antiquity: An Introduction

How to do things with signs: Rousseau’s ancient performative idiom

Engaging with Rousseau: Reaction and Interpretation from the Eighteenth Century to the Present


Adrastus versus Diogenes: Frederick the Great and Jean-Jacques Rousseau on self-love

An Epicurean democracy in language: the volte face in Johann David Michaelis’s early career

Review of László Kontler, Translations, Histories, Enlightenments: William Robertson in Germany, 1760–1795 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

A natural yet providential tongue: Moses Mendelssohn on Hebrew as a language of action

Genesis for Historians: Thomas Abbt on Biblical and Conjectural Accounts of Human Nature

Natur und menschliche Kultur: Diskussionen um Sprache und Entwicklung des Menschen im Zeitalter der Aufklärung



Those who dare to know

Poetic knowledge and the knowledge of poetry

The evolution of language and society: can we learn from past questions?

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