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5351. Seminar on Modern Jewish Philosophy

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: At least six credits of Hebrew and Judaic Studies graduate courses.

Grading Basis: Graded

Study of the principal issues and figures in Jewish philosophy from the Enlightenment to the present. Topics considered include the nature (and possibility) of Jewish philosophy, the concepts of God, nature, and the world, the status of religious knowledge, law and practice, the concept of election in relation to the people and land of Israel. Thinkers to be considered and read include Moses Mendelssohn, Solomon Maimon, S.R. Hirsch, Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Ahad Ha'am, Martin Buber, Emanuel Levinas, A.J. Heschel, and Joseph Soloveitchik.

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