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Reading Mordecai Kaplan Journals (1913-1934)

Truth be told, the study of Mordecai Kaplan will depend upon the indefatigable efforts of Mel Scult, who has edited for us Communings of the Spirit, The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan volume I 1913-1934. As Mel gently reminds us, … Continue reading

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i am 2 year old at jewish philosophy place

Dear Friends and Readers, It’s been 2 years now at Jewish Philosophy Place (JPP), and I wanted to thank you all for your interest and patience with what I know is a vanity project. I think I’ve mentioned it before, … Continue reading

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Jewish Philosophy Blog Pieces (Ephemera & Method) (Response to Critical Pushback)

In response to a friend pushing back on me critically about what very well be the bad infinity here at JPP, I want to revisit a methodological question re: the relation between philosophy and non-philosophy on a new media platform … Continue reading

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(Freedom) Jewish Philosophy (Photographic) Place (Vilém Flusser)

I’m finishing up with Vilém Flusser’s Towards a Philosophy of Photography but wanted to add this bit of self-reflection. “Jewish Philosophy Place” is a photographic place. When I first started thinking about the blog I realized that I was not … Continue reading

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Virtual (“Jewish Philosophy Place” is “Post-Ethnic”)

Jewish Philosophy Place is “post-ethnic.” To follow Shaul Magid, this means a form of Jewish thought and culture, or a platform, not tied down exclusively to “Jews” and to other Jewish “contents.” A type of online network culture, its topics … Continue reading

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The Place of Jewish Philosophy Place

Is there a coherence to Jewish Philosophy Place, which seems to ramble between and to get caught in so many competing topoi? Combining aesthetics, culture, politics, religion, technology, what is the place of Jewish Philosophy Place at this actualization? From … Continue reading

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Announcing a new Jewish Philosophy Blog: Schlemiel Theory

JPP is now following a new Jewish philosophy blog by Matthew Menachem Feuer: The Home of Schlemiel Theory: The Place Where the Laugh Laughs at the Laugh  http://schlemielintheory.wordpress.com/ in which Matthew avers:  Aristotle starts off his most cited book, The Metaphysics, with … Continue reading

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Google — Jewish Philosophy Place

From my “stats” page: these  are the terms of a Google search by which a number of readers stumbled across Jewish philosophy, aesthetics, and “critical thought” at JPP. I like the grouping of associations. starry sky 28 notre dame de … Continue reading

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1st Anniversary at Jewish Philosophy Place (“Hitler” and “Starry Skies”) (Friends, Family, Colleagues, Strangers)

I’m sure I spend too much time at “Jewish Philosophy Place.” I started it a year ago, almost to the date, because I was frantically bored with Jewish Studies and modern Jewish thought, because I crave attention, and because I … Continue reading

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Worlds Collide (Jewish Philosophy Place at Tumblr)

No doubt, I have now completely lost my mind. I’ve started up with Tumblr. I wanted a new way to promote the blog and I like how on Tumblr I can just post the images. You can find me at http://jewishphilosophyplace.tumblr.com/. ButContinue reading

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