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‘Continential Divide’ awarded

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Book by Peter E. Gordon wins Jacques Barzun Prize

The American Philosophical Society awarded the Jacques Barzun Prize for the best book in cultural history published in 2010 to Amabel B. James Professor of History Peter E. Gordon in recognition of his book “Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos.” Gordon’s book is an in-depth study of the famous 1929 public debate between two major philosophers of the past century — Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger — that took place in Davos, Switzerland.

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