International Rosenzweig Congress

I’m not sure I should be posting this, but here’s a draft schedule of the upcoming International Rosenzweig Conference to be held over U.S. Labor Day at the University of Toronto. I’ll be interested in seeing how all the Schmittianism interpolates into modern Jewish philosophy. Check out the Monday panels on Law-War-Time-Command-Sovereignty-Love.

Franz Rosenzweig Congress: Gebot, Gesetz, Gebet Love, Law, Life

(All sessions at the Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George St)
Sunday 2 September

1.30 pm Opening Welcome (Room 100a)

Panel 1 Law
Gesine Palmer, „In 100 Jahren hat die Welt wieder eine Form und wir wieder ein Gesetz.“ Rosenzweig’s Polemics on Law and Love
Leon Weiner Dow Command, Ability-Obligation, and Performance
Ephraim Meir Rosenzweig’s “New Law”

Panel 2 War
Eveline Goodman-Thau From the “State” to the “Star”: On the Politics of Ethical Messianism in the Works of Franz Rosenzweig
Martin Brasser Der Krieg ist; der Friede wird GERMAN
Petar Bojanic “Messianic Politics” and “Political Wars”:Rosenzweig on War and the Enemy in The Star of Redemption and in the book on Judah ha-Levi

Panel 3 Time
Renato Bigliardi »Die angenehme Zeit« erfassen. Die asynchrone Struktur der Zeitlichkeit in Der Stern.” GERMAN
Francesco Barba “Die Perspektive des menschlichen Gebets zwischen Zeitlichkeit und Ewigkeit GERMAN
Paula Schwebel Intensity and Anticipation in Rosenzweig’s Philosophy of History
4-4.30 Coffee Break (Room 100b)
4.30-6.30 PANEL SESSIONS (B)

Panel 4 Command
Claudia Milani Between Two Worlds: The Concept of Freedom in Franz Rosenzweig
Robinson dos Santos Rosenzweig’s and Kant’s love of others: duty or commandment? GERMAN
Silvia Richter Only a voice” קול[ ]זולתי ? –The relationship between the voice and the commandment in Rosenzweig’s Star of Redemption

Panel 5 Sovereignty
Alexandra Aidler Thinking the Nomos Empsychos Twice. Franz Rosenzweig’s Response to the Concept of Extraordinary Sovereignty
Michele del Prete Beyond exception. On Sovereignty in Franz Rosenzweig
Roberto Navareet Carl Schmitt and Franz Rosenzweig: between Political Theology and Messianic Politics.

Panel 6 Love
Amy Hill Shevitz, Mother, Wife, and Lover: a Preliminary Study of the Three Women who most influenced Rosenzweig’s Philosophy of Love
Sergio Mas Diaz Rosenzweig and Dostoevsky: some parallels.
Yudit Greenberg “Rosenzweig’s New Thinking and its implication for Feminist Thought.”

7-8 pm Presidential Address (Room 100a) Myriam Bienenstock
How to do Philosophy by Writing Letters: Rosenzweig as a Letter-Writer
Monday 3 September

9 am Coffee (Room 100b)
9.30-10.45 Plenary Address (Room 100a) Mara Benjamin
Intersubjectivity between the Divine and the Terrestrial in Rosenzweig.

11am-1 pm PANEL SESSIONS (C)
Panel 7 Theology
Agate Bielik-Robson, Rosenzweig’s ‘Lightning Rod’: Dialectics of Love, Law, and Life in The Star of Redemption
Hans-Martin Dober “The Language Game of Divine Love in Franz Rosenzweig and Karl Barth”
Steven Kepnes “Rosenzweig as Liturgical Theologian”

Panel 8 Dialogue
Christine Rooks Avoiding Nihilism with Dialogical Openness: Systematic Unity that Preserves Difference
Monica Kaminska Franz Rosenzweig’s speech-thinking (Sprachdenken) and contemplation in human (interpersonal) relationship.
Renate Schindler “Du sollst lieben den Ewigen” Zeit und Dialog in Rosenzweigs Deutung des Gebots der Gottesliebe GERMAN

Panel 9 Education
Wolfgang Herzfeld Franz Rosenzweig and World War I: His concept of ‘Central Europe’ with its background of the prevalent cultural and political trends
Martin Fricke Die Kraft der Lehre – Rosenzweigs Beitrag zu einer performativen (Religions-)Pädagogik GERMAN
Hanoch Ben-Pazi Prayer as Poetry or Dramatic Text: Dialogical Educational Thought

1-2 pm LUNCH


Special Panel on Hermann Cohen’s Philosophy
(in collaboration with the Hermann Cohen Gesellschaft)
Kenneth Seeskin Why We Should Still Read Cohen
Dana Hollander Unterstanding Law (‘Gesetz’ and ‘Recht’) In Cohen,
with Help from the Early Strauss
Michael Zank Is Cohen the Enemy? Reflections Apropos Mark Lilla’s A Stillborn God.

Panel 10 Apologetic Thinking
Yaniv Feller Essence and Apologetics: A Dialogue between Franz Rosenzweig and Leo Baeck
Sol Goldberg Occasional Thoughts after the System: Rosenzweig’s ‘Apologetic Thinking’ Revisited
Zachary Braiterman “Jewish Philosophical Technesis or What Kind of Object is The Star of Redemption Today?”

Panel 11 Prayer
Hans-Christoph Askani Die Zeit des Gebets”. GERMAN
Takao Maruyama Prayer and Paganism
Yossi Turner On Love and Prayer as Distinct Motifs in the Development of Rosenzweig’s Philosophical System

4-4.30 Coffee Break (Room 100b)

4.30-6.30 PANEL SESSIONS (E)

Panel 12 Before the Star
Jules Simon “From Hegel to Rosenzweig: From what is Rational … and what is Actual, to what is Ethical”
Martin Kavka Critiques of the Nation-State in Rosenzweig’s Hegel und der Staat
Reinier Munk “Interpretations at war”

Panel 13 Community and Place
Orietta Ombrosi Transition, Seuil, Porche : figures de la frontière conduisant/ouvrant à l’utopie ? FRENCH
Giacomo Petrarca Rosenzweig et Celan: ou la kenose de la communauté. FRENCH
Zohar Maor Rosenzweig, Scholem, and the Perplexity of Exile

Panel 14 Commmon Sense
Christina Guarnieri Angst and Knowledge in Rosenzweig dialogical philosophy
Luca Bertolino Unbehagen und Behagen der Philosophie. Über den “gesunden Menschenverstand” bei Rosenzweig. GERMAN
Cass Fisher Absolute Factuality, Common Sense and the Problem of Reference

7-8 pm PUBLIC LECTURE (Room 100a) Robert Gibbs
Rosenzweig and the University
8.15pm Congress Banquet (by registration) Loire Restaurant, 119 Harbord St.

Tuesday 4 September

9 am Coffee (Room 100b)9.30-10.45 Plenary Address (Room 100a) Benjamin Pollock
“Not Just the God of Revelation”: The Leipzig Night-Conversation and The Star of Redemption

11am-1 pm PANEL SESSIONS (F)

Panel 15 Intellectual Tradition
Karin Nisenbaum Transcendental Arguments for the Actualization of God in Schelling and Rosenzweig
Josiah Simon “On the Origins of Rosenzweig’s “Metaethics”: Kant, Hegel and Goethe”
Norbert Waszek Rosenzweig and German Literature

Panel 16 War
Rico Sneller Rosenzweig on War and Collective Guilt
Daniel Weiss The Politics of Blood and the Politics of War in Rosenzweig, Hegel, and classic Rabbinic Judaism
Gérard Bensussan Rosenzweig, la Guerre, la SécularisationFRENCH

Panel 17 Translation
Orr Scharf, Why the Bible? Franz Rosenzweig’s Biblical Ethos of Judaism
Andrea Losch Reflections on the name of God
Arnild Tappeiner Kabbalistische Spuren in Franz Rosenzweigs „Stern der Erlösung“ GERMAN

1-2 pm LUNCH

Panel 18 Social Theory
Daniel Stosiek Franz Rosenzweig zwischen Theologie und Philosophie GERMAN
Angel Garrido Maturano Ist alle Gemeinschaft religiös? Bemerkungen über das Wesen und Genese der Gemeinschaft ausgehend vom Denken F. Rosenzweigs und M. HenrysGERMAN
Wayne Cristaudo Seeing Politics with Franz Rosenzweig
Panel 19 Beyond History
Francesca Consolaro Law beyond history A philosophical inquiry into Rosenzweig’s conception of law
Michael L. Morgan Rosenzweig and His Readers: Levinas and Fackenheim
Yehoyda Amir Redeeming the World: Prayer vs. Ethics: A Critical View of the Star’s Ethical and Political Dimensions


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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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