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The symposium centers on chapters 1 & 6 of Ken’s book: Chapter 1 Footnotes to Chapter 1 Chapter 6 Footnotes to Chapter 6 (Permission kindly granted by JPS) Commentators include: Shira Weiss (Yeshiva University) Michael Fagenblat (Open University of Israel) James Diamond (Waterloo) For comments by the above, please click here For Ken’s replies, please click here
Jewish Philosophical Theology Young Scholars Summer Workshop The Herzl Institute, Jerusalem June 12-22, 2017 Project Directors: Yoram Hazony and Joshua Weinstein The Jewish Philosophical Theology project invites applications from graduate students and recent PhDs for a Young Scholars Bible and Philosophy Workshop in Jerusalem on June 12-22, 2017. Up to 20 students will be accepted […]
Between Athens and Pumpeditha? Philosophy intends the universal, the ideal, the abstract; Talmud is rooted in the real, in the concrete situation of a people in history. And yet the academy is witnessing a burgeoning interest in the possibilities for fruitful conversation between the two – what philosophy might have to say to Talmud, […]
Call for abstracts: ENGAGING LEON ROTH A conference hosted by the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto and sponsored by the Leon Roth Foundation Conference dates: May 15th-17th 2017 INVITED SPEAKERS: Leora Batnitzky (Princeton) – Julie Cooper (Tel Aviv) – Samuel Fleischacker (UIC) – Paul Franks (Yale) – Chaim Gans […]
The Open University of Israel is looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to work on a project funded by the Israel Science Foundation, “Analyzing Levinas: Second-Person Normativity and the Metaphysics of Mind”. The project is headed by Dr. Michael Fagenblat of the Department of History, Philosophy and Jewish Studies.
Special Issue on Talmudic Hermeneutics http://studiahumana.com/news,Special-Issue-on-Talmudic-Hermeneutics.html Studia Humana invites contributions to our workshop on “Philosophy and History of Talmudic Logic”. All accepted papers will be published electronically in Studia Humana as well as in a special volume of a book series “Studies in Talmudic Logic (לוגיקה תלמודית)”. Philosophy and History of Talmudic Logic Affiliated Workshop […]
Tyron Goldschmidt and I have finished a first rough draft of a somewhat crazy paper. It explores numerous Jewish sources that speak of God changing the past. We try to make sense of the metaphysics and the theology of the promise of a new past. We’d be grateful to hear any comments or suggestions that […]
With thanks to Marilyn McCord Adams (Rutgers), John Pittard (Yale), Stephen R Ogden (Johns Hopkins), and Gabriel Citron (Toronto) for participating in this symposium. Gabriel’s original paper can be found here. The paper was the recipient of the APJ’s Annual Essay Prize: Dreams, Nightmares, and a Defense Against Arguments from Evil Responses from our symposiasts, […]
Many thanks to Shlomo, Jeff, Shlomit, Dov, and Shalom for participating in this symposium. Please click on the links below for the materials for this symposium: 1) For a copy of Zuckier’s paper (with permission from the publishers), please click here. 2) For a copy of Wallerstein’s response, please click here. 3) For a copy of Frimer’s […]
Here are some links to obituaries of Hilary Putnam who was a towering figure in 20th century analytic philosophy. His impressive oeuvre included work in the philosophy of Judaism. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/14/hilary-putnam-obituary http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/198578/remembering-hilary-putnam-harvard-philosopher-and-religious-jew (The link to a forthcoming obituary by Paul Franks will be posted in due course.)