Spinoza and Modern Jewish Philosophy conference

Spinoza and Modern Jewish Philosophy

University of Washington (Seattle)

May 21-22, 2017

 

Sunday, May 21st

UW Hillel, 4745 17th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

 

12:45pm Welcome and Opening Remarks Michael A. Rosenthal (University of Washington)

1-3pm — Panel 1 (UW Hillel): Spinoza in the 17th Century

Spinoza on the Divinity of Scripture: Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Spinoza, His Family, and the Revolts against Philip II and the Inquisition: Jonathan Israel (Institute for Advanced Studies)

3:15-5:15pm –Panel 2 (UW Hillel): Spinoza, the Jewish Enlightenment, and German Radicals Session

Activity and Suspension: German-Jewish Spinozists Respond to Hegel: Tracie Matysik (University of Texas)

The Study of Scripture and the Study of Nature: Michah Gottlieb (New York University)

Solomon Maimon on Spinoza, Mendelssohn, and the Maskilim: Abraham Socher (Oberlin College)

7:00pm — Stroum Lecture featuring Prof. Jonathan Israel (Kane Hall, room 220): In What Sense Was Spinoza a Revolutionary Thinker?

 

Monday, May 22nd

Husky Union Building, 4001 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195

 

9am-11am — Panel 3 (HUB, room 334): Spinoza and Jewish Politics

The Prophets at War:  Hermann Cohen on Spinoza and the Moral Basis of Citizenship:  Michael A. Rosenthal (University of Washington)

Particularism and Universalism Revisited: Spinoza, Leon Roth, and the Category of “Jewish Philosophy”: Leora Batnitzky (Princeton University)

The Zionist Critique of Spinoza’s Politics: Julie E. Cooper (Tel Aviv University)

LUNCH BREAK

1-3pm – Panel 4 (HUB, room 334): Spinoza, the Emotions, and Kabbalah

Spinoza and Freud on Bodies, Images, and Affects: Julie R. Klein (Villanova University)

The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn: Debating Spinoza over Loving God and Being Loved in Return: Benjamin Pollock (Hebrew University)

Spinoza, Platonism, and Some Jewish Thinkers: Michael Morgan (University of Toronto and Indiana University)

3:30-5:30pm – Panel 5 (HUB, room 334): Spinoza and Modernity

Spinoza on the Election of the Hebrews: Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins University)

The Hyphen in the Theological-Political:  Spinoza to Mendelssohn, Heine and Derrida: Willi Goetschel (University of Toronto)

Toward a History of Jewish Anti-Spinozism: Daniel Schwartz (George Washington University)

 

Tuesday, May 23rd

7:00pm — Stroum Lecture featuring Prof. Jonathan Israel (Kane Hall, room 220): Jewish Emancipation and the Radical Enlightenment

 

For registration for both the conference and the Stroum Lectures, see the webpage: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/spinoza-modern-jewish-philosophy/.

 

For further information on the schedule, see the webpage: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/spinoza-modern-jewish-philosophy/conference-schedule/

 

For further information on the participants, see the webpage: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/spinoza-modern-jewish-philosophy/speakers/

 

If you have any other questions regarding logistics, please contact the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/

The Conference has been supported by The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, The Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Departments of Philosophy and Germanics at the University of Washington.

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