Fall 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE TO DOCTORAL STUDENTS ONLY.
This course examines modern and contemporary Jewish thought. In moving, roughly chronologically, we will examine how Jewish philosophers understand the relationship between Judaism and philosophy, and how they make the distinction or conjunction of these two entities or terms productive for their thoughts. Readings will include texts by Moses Mendelssohn, Abraham Geiger, Martin, Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Siegmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, Emanual Levinas, and Jacques Derrida.
Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism, ISBN: 0156701537
Martin Buber, I and Thou, ISBN: 0684717255
Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media, ISBN: 0674024451.
Siegfried Kracauer, The Mass Ornament: ISBN 067455163X.
Leo Strauss, Natural Right and History, ISBN: 0226776948.
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