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

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

Preface

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

Language

Zeichensprache

Those who dare to know

Poetic knowledge and the knowledge of poetry

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

Language as a means and an obstacle to freedom: the case of Moses Mendelssohn

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