Engaging Leon Roth

A conference hosted by the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto

and sponsored by the Leon Roth Foundation

 

Conference date: May 15th-17th 2017

MONDAY, MAY 15TH: POLITICS, EDUCATION, & THE UNIVERSITY

Leora Batnitzky (Princeton): ‘A Tale of Two Leo(n)s: Roth, Strauss, and the Theologico-Politico Predicament’

Julie Cooper (Tel Aviv): ‘Roth, Spinoza, and the Critique of Jewish Politics’

Chaim Gans (Tel Aviv), ‘Jews, Palestinians and Israel: Three Moralities, Three Historiographies and Three Roadmaps ’

Jan Katzew (Hebrew Union College), ‘Completing Creation Through Education’

Eyal Chowers (Tel Aviv), ‘Roth & the Hebrew Language: Morality, Democracy & the University’

Public Lecture – Zev Harvey (Hebrew University), ‘Leon Roth on English, Hebrew, and Arabic’

TUESDAY, MAY 16TH: ETHICS & THEOLOGY

Lawrence Kaplan (McGill), ‘Leon Roth's Critique of Imitatio Dei as a Foundation of Jewish Ethics: Ancient and Modern Responses’

Samuel Fleischacker (UIC), ‘Holiness, in Particular’

Daniel Rynhold (Yeshiva), ‘Roth on Morality and Transcendence’

Michael Morgan (Indiana), ‘Complicity, Responsibility, and Dissent’

Gabriel Citron (Toronto), ‘The Problem of Life in Wittgenstein, Spinoza, and Roth’

Karolina Hübner (Toronto), ‘Roth on Spinoza on Finite Thinkers’

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17TH: THEOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY

Benjamin Pollock (Hebrew University), ‘The Rule of the Intellect?’: Franz Rosenzweig on Ordinary Language and Universality

Alan Brill (Seton Hall University), ‘We Are All Mystics Nowadays’

Sol Goldberg (Toronto), ‘Roth on Judaism, Toleration, and Philosophy’

Josef Stern (Chicago), ‘What a Jewish Philosophy Might Be (if it exists): A view from the Middle Ages’

Paul Franks (Yale), ‘Rationalism in Jewish Philosophy’

 

This conference was organized by Sol Goldberg and Gabriel Citron at the University of Toronto. The Leon Roth Foundation gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the Friedberg Foundation, the Bronfman Fellowship, and the Hertog Foundation in funding this conference.