Events

Symposium on David Benatar’s Better to Never Have Been (OUP, 2006)
Expired
March 18, 2018
From 18-24 March, the APJ is pleased to host a symposium on the Conclusion (chapter 7) of David Benatar’s book Better to Never have Been (OUP 2006) in which he claims that his anti-natalist views are compatible with certain religious views, including some Jewish views. With thanks to OUP, a copy of the Conclusion is...
Symposium on “The Promise of a New Past” by Sam Lebens and Tyron Goldschmidt
Expired
January 21, 2018
The APJ is pleased to host an online symposium on the following paper: The “Promise of a New Past” by Sam Lebens and Tyron Goldschmidt. Philosophers’ Imprint 2017, 17 (18): 1-25 Respondents: Kenneth Hochstetter (Southern Nevada) Hud Hudson (Western Washington) Ryan Mullins (St. Andrews) Beth Seacord (Southern Nevada) A copy of the paper can be...
2017 Essay Prize Competition
Expired
Online
November 1, 2017
APJ essay prize 2017 The Association for the Philosophy of Judaism is dedicated to encouraging new work in the philosophy of Judaism. Our annual APJ Essay Prize will be awarded to new work in the philosophy of Judaism. The winner will receive $500 and will also have their paper published in Faith & Philosophy, subject...
Symposium on “But Now My Eye Has Seen You”: Yissurin Shel Ahavah as Divine Intimacy Theodicy”
Expired
Online
June 14, 2017
By Michael Harris, The Torah u-Madda Journal (17/2016-17). With thanks to the editor of TUMJ, please click here for a copy of Harris’s paper. For responses by commentators and reply by Harris, please click here
Conference on “Torah from Heaven” (18-22 June)
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Jerusalem, Israel
June 18, 2017
The Herzl Institute is delighted to announce a conference on the topic: What Does ‘Torah From Heaven’ Mean? This conference will seek to elucidate the traditional Jewish theology of torah from heaven in response to recent challenges. We hope to address questions such as: What can the idea that the torah is from heaven teach...
CFA- Theistic Ethics Workshop
Expired
Williamsburg, VA, USA
October 5, 2017
Call for Abstracts 3rd Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop College of William and Mary October 5-7, 2017 Confirmed Speakers: Laura Ekstrom (College of William and Mary) Dan Moller (University of Maryland) Mark Murphy (Georgetown University) Mark Schroeder (University of Southern California) Rebecca Stangl (University of Virginia) Goal: Contemporary philosophy of religion has been richly informed by...
Symposium on Ken Seeskin’s new book “Thinking about the Torah: A Philosopher Reads the Bible” (JPS, 2016)
Expired
Online
February 19, 2017
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...
Graduate conference on “Talmud and Philosophy” (Yale University 30 April 2017)
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New Haven, CT, USA
April 30, 2017
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, what...
Studia Humana: Special Issue on Talmudic Hermeneutics
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October 27, 2016
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...
Symposium – 08-15 May – Gabriel Citron’s “Dreams, Nightmares, and a Defense Against Arguments from Evil”
Expired
Online
May 8, 2016
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,...
March 17-23: Symposium on Shlomo Zuckier’s “A Halakhic-Philosophic Account of Justified Self-Defense”
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Online
March 17, 2016
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: For a copy of Zuckier’s paper (with permission from the publishers), please click here. For a copy of Wallerstein’s response, please click here. For a copy of Frimer’s response,...
2016 Essay Prize Competition
Expired
Online
January 19, 2016
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 APJ Essay Prize is Michael Haruni for his essay entitled “Praying and Truthfulness?”
Symposium on David Benatar’s ‘What’s God Got to Do with It?’
Expired
Online
August 16, 2015
Welcome to our symposium on David Benatar’s paper: What’s God Got to Do with It? Atheism and Religious Practice. Ratio 19 (4):383–400. Please find a copy of the paper here: Our symposium begins with three sets of comments on the paper. Comments by Shira Weiss can be found here. Comments by Yuval Avnur can be...
Symposium on Goldschmidt’s “Commanding Belief”
Expired
Online
June 14, 2015
The APJ is pleased to devote the week of 14 -21 June to a discussion of Tyron Goldschmidt’s 2015 paper “Commanding Belief” (Ratio 27 (2):163-174), which was the winner of the APJ’s 2013 Essay Prize Competition. The publisher (Wiley) has kindly offered free access to Tyron’s paper via this link until the end of this...
Symposium on Sam Lebens’s “The Epistemology of Religiosity”
Expired
Online
June 8, 2014
Click here for a copy of Sam’s article. Click here for comments by Natalja Deng (Notre Dame) Click here for comments by Dani Rabinowitz (Oxford) Click here for replies by Lebens
Symposium on Reincarnation and Theodicy
Expired
Online
March 3, 2014
03 – 10 March “Judaism, Reincarnation and Theodicy“ by Tyron Goldschmidt (UNC Greensboro) and Beth Seacord (Grand Valley State). (Faith and Philosophy 30, 4 (October 2013), 393-417.) For comments by Anastasia Scrutton (Leeds), click here For comments by Bill Wood (Oxford), click here For responses by Tyron and Beth, click here