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Core Seminar: The Human Condition » Schedule & Summaries
|9/6/11: Tues., 6-9 pm||Eating||Alan Rubenstein||Preface to “The Ethics of Everyday Life” series; Kass, The Hungry Soul: Intro., Chaps. 1-3|
|9/8/11: Thurs., 6-9 pm||Eric Cohen||The Hungry Soul: Chaps. 4-5|
|9/14/11: Weds., 1-4 pm||Leon Kass/Meir Soloveichik||Session 1: “Looking for an Honest Man,” Leon Kass
Session 2: Eating and Holiness: The Hungry Soul, Chap. 6, Conclusion; Soloveichik; Rashi; Isaac Rosenfeld
|9/15/11: Thurs., 6-9 pm||Love, Sex, Family, and Children||Mark Gottlieb||Lewis, The Four Loves, Chaps. 1-4; Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Bk. VIII|
|9/20/11: Tues., 6-9 pm||Mark Gottlieb||The Four Loves, Chaps. 5-6|
|9/22/11: Thurs., 6-9 pm||Dara Horn||Love and Tradition: A Jewish Literary Perspective: Selections from S.Y Agnon|
|9/27/11: Tues., 6-9 pm||Paul Ludwig||Romantic Passion and Family Affection: Classical texts (From Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar)|
|10/4/11: Tues., 6-9 pm||Jon Levenson||Shir Hashirim/Song of Songs|
|10/6/11: Thurs., 6-9 pm||Jon Levenson||Shir Hashirim/Song of Songs|
|10/11/11: Tues., 6-9 pm||Eric Cohen||Family and Children Part I: Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, Part I
Notes by: Friedman, Fillipetti.
|10/18/11: Tues., 6-9 pm||Eric Cohen & Meir Soloveichik||Family and Children Part II:
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, Part II; R. Joseph Soloveitchik, Family Redeemed
Notes by: Aceves.
|10/25/11: Tues., 6-9 pm||Work and Rest||Gilbert Meilaender||Gilbert Meilaender, Work: Its Meaning and Its Limits, Part I
Notes by: Gordon, Greenfield.
|10/27/11: Thurs., 6-9 pm||Gilbert Meilaender||Work: Its Meaning and Its Limits, Part II
Notes by: Klatt.
|11/1/11: Tues., 6-9 pm||Mark Gottlieb||Work: Its Meaning and Its Limits, Part III; A.J. Heschel, The Sabbath; N. Lamm|
|11/3/11: Weds., 6-9 pm||Suffering and Evil||Michael Fishbane||Iyov/Job
Notes by: Naor, Schwartz.
|11/4/11: Thurs., 6-9 pm||Michael Fishbane||Iyov/Job
Notes by: Sapir, Shalev.
|11/8/11: Tues., 6-9 pm||Mark Gottlieb & Meir Soloveichik||Confronting Life’s Horrors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; C.S. Lewis; David B. Hart, Tsunami and Theodicy; Michael Wyschogrod; R. Joseph Soloveitchik
Notes by: Stein.
|11/22/11: Tues., 6-9 pm||Human Virtue and the Human Good||Eric Cohen & Mark Gottlieb||Visions of Virtue: Aristotle; Maimonides; Alasdair MacIntyre
Notes by: Neumann.
|11/29/11: Tues., 6-9 pm||Eva Brann||Courage: Plato, Laches; Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book III|
|12/1/11: Thurs., 6-9 pm||David Gelernter||Beauty: M.Shabbat; Maimonides; Encyc. Judaica; Simon Goldhill
Notes by: Aceves
|12/6/11: Tues., 6-9 pm||Alan Mittleman & Meir Soloveichik||Hope and Gratitude: Joseph Albo, Sefer ha-Ikkarim; Tehillim/Psalms
Notes by: Bernstein.
|12/8/11: Thurs., 6-9 pm||Eric Cohen & Mark Gottlieb||The Heart of Biblical Wisdom: Kohelet/Ecclesiastes|