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Modern Jewish Philosophy in Six Sessions

  • Tuesdays | 12:30-2:00pm
    April 9, 2019 - May 21, 2019
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    - April 9, 16, 30 | May 7, 14, 21
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Modern Jewish Philosophy in Six Sessions

Baruch Spinoza’s excommunication might not have been an auspicious beginning for modern Jewish philosophy, but it has flourished nonetheless as traditional assumptions that had served Judaism well for over two thousand years began to appear far more questionable. While the Medievals were certain that the Torah was written by God, its laws eternal and meant for his chosen people, these axioms became less obvious to modern thinkers.

In this course we will find out what got Spinoza in trouble, and how thinkers like Moses Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig responded.



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