Sociality in Modern Jewish Philosophy and German Idealism, June 6—June 9, 2021

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May 20, 2021

The year 2021 stands at the midpoint of several centenary years of groundbreaking works of modern Jewish philosophy that marked the moment when the intersubjective relationship between the self and the other and its parallel divine‐human relationship, arguably the centerpiece of twentieth‐century Jewish philosophy, first emerged in that field, with Cohen’s Religion of Reason out of the Sources of Judaism (1919), Rosenzweig’s The Star of Redemption (1921), and Buber’s I and Thou (1923). The year 2021 is an ideal moment to reexamine that tradition, and to consider its debt to and critique of philosophical uses of sociality in the German Idealist tradition. The conference aims both to expand the canon of modern Jewish philosophy and to expand the discussion of sociality in both modern Jewish philosophy and German Idealism beyond the dominance of the intersubjective dyad.

A conference organized by Shira Billet & Paul Franks. For conference program, see attached PDF.

This Conference is free and open to the public. Registration is required:

Sponsored by—Yale University Program in Judaic Studies

This Conference was made possible by the Sidney & Arthur Eder Fund

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