RELST 3535

RELST 3535

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course is an introduction to Jewish philosophy – from Biblical texts to 20th century work. Our inquiries will span metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. We will reflect on questions such as the relation between philosophy or reason on the one hand, and religion and ethics on the other, on the possibility of knowledge of God, the ethics of human relations, the nature of suffering, and finally the nature of a tolerant and just society. We will read works by Maimonides, Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Marx, Buber, Rosenzweig, Cohen, Arendt, Levinas, and Butler, among others.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: at least one prior course in Philosophy or permission of instructor.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (KCM-AS, ETM-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 3535PHIL 3535

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17130 RELST 3535   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person