For one week discussion on the blog page (http://www.theapj.com/blog/) will be devoted, but not limited, to a single paper. Where possible, we will seek the participation of the author of the paper under discussion and a number of suitable participants who will comment on the paper. If you have difficulty accessing any of the papers, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to forward you a copy.
19 – 26 February 2017
Chapters 1 & 6 of Ken Seeskin’s new book Thinking about the Torah: A Philosopher Reads the Bible (JPS, 2016)
Shira Weiss (Yeshiva University)
Michael Fagenblat (Open University of Israel)
James Diamond (Waterloo)
18 – 25 June
Michael Harris’s “But Now My Eye Has Seen You”: Yissurin Shel Ahavah as Divine Intimacy Theodicy” (The Torah u-Madda Journal (17/2015)).
Tamar Rudavsky (Ohio)
Max Baker-Hytch (Oxford)
Michelle Panchuk (Notre Dame)
Gabriel Citron (Toronto)
29 October – 5 November
Better to Never have Been
Gabriel Citron’s ‘Dreams, Nightmares, and a Defense Against Arguments from Evil‘
Marilyn McCord Adams (Rutgers)
John Pittard (Yale)
Stephen R Ogden (Johns Hopkins)
The Symposium is hosted on our blog page and can also be accessed via this link: http://www.theapj.com/08-15-may-gabriel-citrons-dreams-nightmares-and-a-defense-against-arguments-from-evil/
(The Torah u-Madda Journal 16:2012-13) (with permission from the publishers)
Shlomit Wallerstein (S. Horowitz & Co.)
Dov Frimer (Hebrew University and Frimer Gellman & Co.)
Shalom Carmy (Yeshiva University)
Jeff McMahan (Oxford)
The Symposium is hosted on our blog page and can also be accessed via this link: http://www.theapj.com/march-17-23-symposium-on-shlomo-zuckiers-a-halakhic-philosophic-account-of-justified-self-defense/
Tyron Goldschmidt’s Commanding Belief. Ratio 27 (2):163-174.
Commentators include Christian Miller (Wake Forest) and Max Baker-Hytch (Oxford)
David Benatar’s “What’s God got to do with it?” (Ratio 2006, 19(4): 383-400).
Commentators include Yuval Avnur (Scripps), Shira Weiss (YU), and Daniel Rynhold (YU).
Joshua Golding’s “The Rationality of Being a Traditional Religious Jew” (Religious Studies / Volume 35 / Issue 04 / December 1999, pp 391 - 423) (permission kindly granted by Religious Studies editorial team)
Shira Weiss (Yeshiva University)
Matthew Benton (Oxford University)
Silvia Jonas (Van Leer Institute)
03 – 10 March
“Judaism, Reincarnation and Theodicy” by Tyron Goldschmidt (Herzl Institute) and Beth Seacord (Grand Valley State).
(Faith and Philosophy 30, 4 (October 2013), 393-417. )
Anastasia Scrutton (Leeds)
Bill Wood (Oxford)
08 – 15 June
“The Epistemology of Religiosity: An Orthodox Jewish Perspective” (International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 2013, 74:315–332) by Sam Lebens (Notre Dame)
Natalja Deng (Notre Dame)
Dani Rabinowitz (Oxford)
Symposium on Jewish Bioethics and Medical Halakha
Discussion will be led by: Alan Jotkowitz (Ben-Gurion University), Judah Goldberg, and Ari Schick (Michigan State University).
Symposium on Yitzhak Melamed’s “Salomon Maimon and the Failure of Modern Jewish Philosophy” (paper to be posted soon).
Participants will include: Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins University), Michah Gottlieb (New York University), and Abraham Socher (Oberlin College).
July 28 – August 04
Symposium on Eli Hirsch’s “Talmudic Destiny”
Participants will include: John Hawthorne (Oxford), Rabbi Chanoch Waxman (Yeshivat Har Etzion), Jeff Russell (Oxford), Dean Zimmerman (Rutgers), and Jeremy Goodman (Oxford).
November 30 – December 07
Symposium on Jerome (Yehudah) Gellman’s God’s Kindness has Overwhelmed Us: A Contemporary Doctrine of the Jews as the Chosen People (Chapter 4) (permission kindly granted by Academic Studies Press).
Participants include Luvell Anderson (Memphis) and Berel Dov Lerner (Western Galilee)
“Philosophy in Halakhah: The Case of Intentional Action”
Jed Lewinsohn (The Torah u-Madda Journal (14/2006-07)
“The Substance of Jewish Business Ethics” (Journal of Business Ethics 17: 603–617, 1998)
Symposium on Halakha (Jewish Law) and Philosophy of Law
“Authority, Halakha, and the “Official Vigilante”
Discussion on this topic will be led by:
Sari Kisilevsky (CUNY, Queens)
Ken Ehrenberg (SUNY, Buffalo)
Laliv Chenman (Leo Beack College)
Discussion on Aaron Licthenstein’s paper “Does Jewish Tradition Recognizes an Ethic Independent of Halakha” (in Modern Jewish Ethics, ed. M. Fox) led by Alan Mittleman (JTS) and Daniel Statman (Haifa).
The Relevance of Analytic Philosophy to Judaism
26 August — 02 September
The Epistemic Nature of Faith
The symposium will center around points raised in Lara Buchak’s paper “Can it be Rational to have Faith?” Chapter 12 of Probability in the Philosophy of Religion, eds. Jake Chandler and Victoria S. Harrison. Oxford University Press, 2012.
The symposium will be led by Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern), and Trent Dougherty (Baylor). Lara (Berkeley) has kindly agreed to participate as well.
October (postponed until early 2013)
Discussion of Moshe Halbertal’s (Hebrew University/NYU) book, On Sacrifice, Princeton University Press, 2012.
More details to follow soon.
Discussion of Saul Smilansky’s (Haifa University) recent article, “A Problem About the Morality of Some Common Forms of Prayer” (Ratio 25:2, 2012).
“Identity in the Talmud”
Eli Hirsch (Brandeis)
Midwest Studies in Philosophy, XXIII (1999)
Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 1997, 21
Eleonore Stump (SLU), Faith and Philosophy 1997, 14:4)
Curtis Franks (Notre Dame)