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...
Symposia
Expired
The APJ is delighted to announce that our annual group session will be held at the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association on Wednesday, February 23th, 2022 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, IL. This year’s session...
Six Pillars of Jewish Wisdom
September 15, 2021
Call for Abstracts: The APJ plans to sponsor a session on the theme “The Philosophy of Halakha” at the APA’s Central Division* in Chicago, IL, February 23-26, 2022.  We invite abstracts of up to 1,000 words on any topic in the Philosophy of Halakha, broadly...
Expired
As part of the John Templeton Foundation-sponsored project entitled “Worship: A Jewish Philosophical Investigation,” the workshop Worship and the Human will take place (hybridly) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on July 19-21, 2021. For a full schedule, see here....
December 15, 2019
In this article, I will argue against the Orthodox Jewish view that the Torah should be treated as an absolute authority. I begin with an explanation of what it means to treat something as an absolute authority. I then review examples of norms in the Torah that seem clearly immoral. Next, I explore reasons that people may have for accepting a person, text, or tradition as an absolute authority in general. I argue that none of these reasons can justify absolute authority if the authority prescribes norms that we strongly judge to be immoral. I then respond to three objections to my argument. I end with a note explaining why, contrary to a popular trend, the narrative of the binding of Isaac is not a good place to start this discussion.
January 1, 2020
The Association for the Philosophy of Judaism is pleased to announce several online symposia during 2020 on chapters from the new publication Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age, edited by Sam Lebens, Dani Rabinowitz, and Aaron Segal (Oxford University Press,...
June 11, 2019
The Association for the Philosophy of Judaism is proud to be co-sponsoring a conference on the meaning of life, at the University of Haifa. For more details, please click to see the conference Booklet
As part of the John Templeton Foundation-sponsored project, entitled “Worship: A Jewish Philosophical Investigation,” we welcome abstracts for papers on the theme, “Worship and the Divine”. We are looking to receive abstracts (1) with relevance to the summer’s theme, (2) that...
November 4, 2018
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...
June 12, 2018
For a full schedule, see: https://bit.ly/2Jv8jUb For a booklet of the abstracts for all of the talks, see: https://bit.ly/2Jy3KZq
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...
Symposia
Expired
February 23, 2022
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The APJ is delighted to announce that our annual group session will be held at the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association on Wednesday, February 23th, 2022 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, IL. This year’s session...