Events

Symposium on David Benatar’s ‘What’s God Got to Do with It?’
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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”
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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”
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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
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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
The Second APJ Conference
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Chicago, IL, USA
February 27, 2014
The second APJ conference will be held in conjunction with the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association on Thursday February 27th, 2014 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, IL.
Symposium on Joshua Golding’s “The rationality of being a traditional religious Jew” (13-20 January)
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Online
January 13, 2014
The symposium on Golding’s paper has now commenced. For comments by Silvia Jonas, please click here For comments by Matthew Benton, please click here For comments by Shira Weiss, please click here For Joshua Golding’s replies to the above comments, please click here The symposium is open to all interested parties. Please feel free to...
Symposium on Chapter 4 of Jerome (Yehudah) Gellman’s God’s Kindness has Overwhelmed Us: A Contemporary Doctrine of the Jews as the Chosen People
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Online
December 1, 2013
The symposium is now open. Please see below for the opening comments by the two respondents and replies by Gellman. Comments by Luvell Anderson here Comments by Berel Dov Lerner here Replies by Yehudah Gellman here (Gellman’s God’s Kindness has Overwhelmed Us: A Contemporary Doctrine of the Jews as the Chosen People (Chapter 4) (permission...
Symposium on Eli Hirsch’s “Talmudic Destiny” 28 July–04 August
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Online
July 28, 2013
July 28 – August 04 Symposium on Eli Hirsch’s “Talmudic Destiny” Participants include: John Hawthorne (Oxford), Rabbi Chanoch Waxman (Yeshivat Har Etzion), Jeff Russell (Oxford), Dean Zimmerman (Rutgers), and Jeremy Goodman (Oxford). Click here for comments by John Hawthorne Click here for comments by Jeremy Goodman Click here for comments by Jeff Russell Click here...
Symposium on Yitzhak Melamed’s “Salomon Maimon and the Failure of Modern Jewish Philosophy” (April 7-13)
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Online
April 7, 2013
The symposium on Yitzhak Melamed’s “Salomon Maimon and the Failure of Modern Jewish Philosophy” is now underway, and will continue through April 13!  Please feel free to join the symposium by posting comments below. Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins University), Michah Gottlieb (New York University), and Abraham Socher (Oberlin College) will be responding to comments throughout...
Symposium On Jewish Bioethics
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Online
March 8, 2013
Symposium on Jewish Bioethics and Medical Halakha is underway. Discussion will be led by Alan Jotkowitz (Ben-Gurion University), Judah Goldberg (Yeshivat Har Etzion), and Ari Schick (Michigan State University). For opening comments by Alan Jotkowitz, click here For follow-up comments by Judah Goldberg, click here For response by Ari Schick, click here Feel free to...
The APJ Inaugural Conference
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December 28, 2012
The APJ held its inaugural conference in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association on Friday December 28th 2012. The topic of the 2012 conferences was: “What can be said? What should be said?” Audio recordings will be online soon, so even if you weren’t able to make it to Atlanta, you...
Symposium on some immoral forms of prayer 09-16 December
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Online
December 9, 2012
Discussion of Saul Smilansky’s (Haifa University) recent article, “A Problem About the Morality of Some Common Forms of Prayer” (Ratio 25:2, 2012) is now underway. Please click here for opening comments by Professor Scott Davison (Morehead State). Professor Smilansky has kindly agreed to participate in the symposium.  
Symposium on the Epistemic Nature of Faith
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Online
August 26, 2012
This symposium on Lara Buchak’s “Can it be Rational to have Faith?” will commence on Sunday 26 August and run through to 02 September. The symposium will be led by Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern), Trent Dougherty (Baylor), and Lara Buchak (Berkeley). All are welcome to participate. (OUP is offering a 20% discount on Probability in the...
Symposium on Wettstein’s “Doctrine” / “Theological Impressionism”
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Online
July 7, 2012
This symposium centers around questions raised in Howard Wettstein’s paper “Doctrine” For Ari Schick’s opening comments, please click here For Wettstein’s response, please click here Please feel free to post a comment on either/both pieces.  
Symposium on Aharon Lichtenstein’s paper “Does Jewish Tradition Recognize an Ethic Independent of Halakha?”
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April 19, 2012
This symposium explores the relationship between Jewish law and morality. The symposium will be led by Alan Mittleman (JTS) and Daniel Statman (Haifa). A copy of Lichtenstein’s paper can be found here A Hebrew translation of the paper can be found here. Click here for Alan Mittleman’s opening comments. Click here for Daniel Statman’s opening...
Symposium on Halakha (Jewish Law) and Philosophy of Law: Authority, Halakha, and the ‘Official Vigilante’
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March 21, 2012
A symposium led by Sari Kisilevsky (CUNY), Ken Ehrenberg (SUNY), and Laliv Clenman (Leo Baeck) will occur here between March 21–28. The discussion will center around the problems of authority and law in relation to Mishna Sanhedrin 9:6, in particular the rule that zealots may attack the Jewish man who is having sexual relations with...