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Midrash and Philosophy



Dr. Samuel Lebens / October 29, 2015

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We look at a selection of midrashim in each session, and compare and contrast them with a selection of philosophical readings from the Western tradition (from ancient times until today). The texts look at similar issues but have completely different agendas and methodologies, and by comparing and contrasting the texts, we get a clearer idea as to what midrash is all about, but also, about the strengths and weaknesses, limitations and possibilities of philosophy.

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Session 1 - 10/26/2015

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Session 2 - 11/03/2015

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Session 3 - 11/10/2015

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Session 4 - 11/17/2015

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Session 5 - 11/24/2015

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Session 6 - 12/01/2015

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Session 7 - 12/08/2015

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Session 8 - 12/15/2015

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Dr. Samuel Lebens

Rabbi Dr. Samuel Lebens is a philosopher at the university of Haifa and adjunct faculty at Drisha. His first book is about Bertrand Russell and the philosophy of language. His second book, The Principles of Judaism (forthcoming with Oxford University Press) is a contemporary exploration of the philosophical underpinnings of the Jewish faith. He is also co-founder of the Association for the Philosophy of Judaism (personal website: www.samlebens.com). Click here to access podcasts recorded by Sam Lebens.


 

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