Introduction to Jewish Philosophy with Professor Norbert Samuelson
10 Shabbat afternoons, beginning August 26 | Post-Kiddush 1:15 - 2:15pm in the Sanctuary
Each class will discuss a different Jewish philosopher. There are recommended readings for people who have no background, but nothing is presupposed in the class itself. The instructor will discuss the personal biography and the historic settling of the philosopher at the beginning of each session. At the end of each class he will mention books to be read for a more detailed understanding of the philosopher of the week. The first session will include a discussion of how the term "philosophy" is being used. Professor Samuelson will begin with Classical Philosophy for the first five sessions and move into Modern Jewish Philosophy for the second five.
Recommended reading: Isaac Husik, A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy; Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes (eds.), The Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers; Brill. Elliot N Dorff, In Search of the Good Life; Norbert Samuelson, Reasoned Faith