Peter Böhm, PhD Professor of German

Peter Böhm, PhD

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Peter Böhm, Associate Professor of German, received his Magister Artium and Dr. phil. degrees in Philosophy and German Literature from the Julius Maximilian Universität Würzburg in Germany. Dr. Böhm’s research interests lie in the field of philosophy, primarily the philosophy of the classical era, the Age of Enlightenment, the philosophy of Jewish philosophers of German descent, as well as political philosophy. Dr. Böhm has authored a book on the German-Jewish philosopher Theodor Lessing, and has to his credit several articles in the areas of aesthetical theory (Karl Philipp Moritz) and metaphysical theory (Alfred North Whitehead). Currently, his research revolves around the “Collapse of the Enlightenment” during the Nazi era; his next project will see him delve into the Moses Mendelssohn – Johann Caspar Lavater controversy. Together with his colleague Dr. Larry Jones of the Department of History at Canisius, Dr. Böhm held a "Peter Canisius Distinguished Professorship" on "The Holocaust in History, Literature and Film" between 2005 and 2008.