This course will introduce the central concepts and themes of Jewish philosophy. It will focus either on debates within a particular historical period-e.g. medieval or modern-or on a topic-e.g., reactions to the Enlightenment or to the Holocaust. At least one previous course in Philosophy or Jewish Studies is recommended.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and Discussion
Some prior background in philosophy is recommended.
Class assignments and grading
Written response to readings. Short Papers and possible exam.