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Spinoza and Modern Jewish Philosophy Conference: Day 2

UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies

Monday, May 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

Spinoza and Modern Jewish Philosophy Conference: Day 2

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Spinoza by Studio Odilo Girod.

This international conference aims to explore the myriad ways in which Spinoza contributed to the development of modern Jewish philosophy. Although Spinoza was banned from the Jewish community in 1656 due to his “abominable heresies,” posterity has come to see his work differently. For some he is the central figure of the radical Enlightenment and the secular world. For others he is the first modern Jew, the harbinger of reforms that make Judaism possible in the modern world. Is Spinoza antithetical to the basic tenets of Judaism, or is his work essential to the articulation of a modern Jewish identity? The sessions will explore Spinoza’s philosophy and its impact on the philosophical, historical, and literary understanding of the modern world.

Confirmed speakers include:

Leora Batnitzky (Princeton University) ● Julie E. Cooper (Tel Aviv University) ● Paul Franks (Yale University) ● Willi Goetschel (University of Toronto) ● Michah Gottlieb (New York University) ● Jonathan Israel (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton University) ● Julie R. Klein (Villanova University) ● Tracie Matysik (University of Texas) ● Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins) ● Michael Morgan (University of Indiana & University of Toronto) ● Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin) ● Benjamin Pollock (Hebrew University) ● Michael A. Rosenthal (University of Washington) ● Daniel Schwartz (George Washington University) ● Abraham Socher (Oberlin College)

A detailed conference schedule will be available next quarter. Conference sessions (excluding meals) are free and open to the public; reservations will open January 3rd. You may reserve a seat at either day session, and attend any or all panels on that day.

The UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to host “Spinoza and Modern Jewish Philosophy” in conjunction with the 2017 Stroum Lectures featuring Prof. Jonathan Israel. Prof. Israel will be speaking on May 21st and 23rd, 7:00 pm in Kane Hall. Click here for more information and registration for the Stroum Lectures.

We thank the following units for their support of this event: the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Germanics, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

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HUB 334, UW Campus
4001 E Stevens Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Monday, May 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)


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UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies

Email: jewishst@uw.edu

Website: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu

Phone: 206-543-0138

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