Dani Rabinowitz

Two new positions at the University of Birmingham in the UK: Senior lecturer in Philosophy of Religion; and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Jewish Philosophy of Religion.
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The Association for the Philosophy of Judaism is pleased to announce the publication of Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age, edited by Sam Lebens, Dani Rabinowitz, and Aaron Segal (Oxford University Press, August 2019). Description: Since the classical period, Jewish...
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Essay Prize 2018-2019 This year, the Association for the Philosophy of Judaism is running a special essay prize, on the theme of the Meaning of Life. The analytic tradition of philosophy has dedicated surprisingly little attention to the ultimate question...
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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...
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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...
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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) –...
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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...
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Alan Mittleman has been invited to edit a new series on Jewish Philosophy for the British publisher, Pickering and Chatto. He is looking for manuscripts with constructive philosophical content, although historically oriented work might also be acceptable. Both single author...
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The first APJ Newsletter
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I’m wondering if anyone can help me with these clarificatory questions that have arisen after reading Professor Stump’s thoroughly interesting article. 1) As Stump presents Saadia, he is of the opinion that those who are mostly righteous are punished in...
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In the recent past John Hick has produced a significant amount of material defending a particular kind of religious pluralism. Even if one disagrees with Hick’s version thereof, a religion’s theological flexibility to incorporate a just pluralism of one sort...
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I have read Professor Hirsch’s paper with much interest and enjoyment. I think that his article provides a benchmark for good scholarship in the philosophy of Judaism. I have a few questions on the paper, all of which are clarificatory....
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After a discussion I had with my brother about the nature of Torah study (is it merely an intellectual exercise or something more?) I started wondering about the following issue after he quoted a relevant point related to Tisha be’Av,...
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So if one reads the philosophical literature on God’s relationship to time (e.g. Leftow, Swinburne, Plantinga, Hasker, Wierenga), one encounters the following phenomenon: those arguing for God’s being outside of time will draw on certain biblical verses in support of...
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Expired
October 23, 2022
8:00 am
The APJ will be holding a symposium on The Principles of Judaism (OUP, 2020) by Samuel Lebens on 23–27 October 2022. The symposium will be held on this page. For comments on Chapter 1 by Filippo Casati (Lehigh University), please click...
Talmudic Destiny
September 4, 2022
Call for Abstracts: The APJ plans to sponsor a session on the theme “Emotions and Jewish Philosophy” at the APA Central Division in Denver, CO, February 22-25, 2023. We invite abstracts of 750-1,000 words on any topic related to emotions and Jewish...