Part 1: Hegel and the Religion of Sublimity.
1. Hegel and his Predecessors.
2. The Young Hegel and the Spirit of Judaism.
3. Jena and the Phenomenology: A Telling Silence.
4. The Mature Hegel: The Sublime Makes its Appearance.
5. Sublimity is not Sublime: The Philosophy of Religion. .
6. Hegel and the Jews: A Never-Ending Story.
Part II: Nietzsche and the People of Israel.
7. Nietzsche and the Shadows of the Dead God.
8. The Anti-Anti-Semite.
9. Nietzsche and Ancient Judaism: The Antichrist.
10. Diaspora and Contemporary Jews.
"Yirmiyahu Yovel's Dark Riddle is a well-crafted and much-needed contribution to three scholarly literatures: on Hegel, on Nietzsche,and on the situation and the perception of the Jewish people in nineteenth-century Europe. This book is engaging and fascinating reading for anyone who cares about the interplay of philosophical ideas with the events of modern history." Stephen Crites, Wesleyan University
* The book argues that both authors were deeply ambivalent about Judaism and shows, at the same time, that their views were much more complicated than many commentators have assumed.
* This is a very insightful account of some of the classic works of modern philosophy and the book will also be of interest to a wider range of readers interested in the cultural significance of Judaism.