Woburn House Conference Centre, 23rd November 2010
A Conference organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London.
This conference will discuss ideas of German-Jewish scholars and scientists who were forced to leave Germany in the 1930s and settled in the UK. The central questions are
What was the impact of the British context on these individuals?
What impact did these thinkers have on British intellectual life?
What impact did they have on German academia after World War II?
The conference is held at the Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9H.
Admission is free, but please contact the Leo Baeck Institute London (t: +44 (0)20 7580 3493 or email ) in advance to book a place.
9:30am INTRODUCTORY WORDS – Prof. Raphael Gross (Leo Baeck Institute, London/Jewish Museum, Frankfurt)
9:40am German Emigrée Philosophers in Great Britain – Dr Hans-Joachim Dahms (University of Vienna)
10:30am Jacob Bernays: Non-Emigrant, German Orthodox Jew, Philologist-Philosopher, and British Academia – Prof. Ulrich Allstadt-Schmitz (Bonn)
11:20am COFFEE BREAK
11:35am Political Theory in Exile: Cassirer and Adorno – Dr Edward Skidelsky (University of Exeter)
12:25pm From Ostrava and Prague to Cambridge and Bristol: Stephan Koerner and his Philosophy of Science – Prof. Helmut Pulte (Ruhr University, Bochum)
3:00pm Leo Strauss in England – Prof. Michael Zank (University of Boston)
3:50pm Michael Polanyi on Scientific Authority, and his Criticism of Russell and Popper – Prof. Ute Deichmann (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva/ Leo Baeck Institute, London)
4:40pm COFFEE BREAK
4:55pm The Cambridge Realgymnasium and the London Freischule. Historical and Philosophical Remarks on Gerd Buchdahl and Karl Popper – Ulrich Charpa (Leo Baeck Institute, London/ Ruhr University, Bochum)
5:45pm FINAL DISCUSSION