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Martin Buber Conference (Manhattan College) (April 23, 2015)

A new Martin Buber? The presenters of these papers at this upcoming conference have their eye on embodiment, action, film, politics, globalization. Kudos to Sarah Scott for putting this together. Proud to be a part of it.

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Martin Buber Online (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Co-penned by Michael Zank and yours truly, the revised entry for Martin Buber is now up online at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Both compressed and comprehensive, what I hope it adds to the picture of Buber in the secondary … Continue reading

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God Would Have To Have A Body (Edmund Husserl) (Ideas II)

Part one of Husserl’s Ideas II is given over to the phenomenological “constitution of material nature.” Of all places, it’s here that Husserl speculates about God and spirits as embodied, about the objectivity of a world saturated by subjectivity (95, … Continue reading

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Time Machine (Gordon Earl Adams)

His goal was to control time and space. But is this design-scheme any less loopy than, what, The Star of Redemption? Speculative and “spectacular,” both plans were driven by the powers and force effects of cyclical motion. The only difference is that … Continue reading

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Muhammad Asad — A Big World Picture on The Road to Mecca

Regarding the small share that the critique of Orientalism and its place in the Occident owe to orientalist discourse, I’ve known for some time that the father of anthropologist, post-colonialism and religion-studies theorist Talal Asad was Muhammad Asad, and that Muhammad … Continue reading

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Dialogue in the 21st Century: A Martin Buber Memorial Conference

Dialogue in the 21st Century: A Martin Buber Memorial Conference Manhattan College April 23, 2015   Call for Abstracts: Submissions from all disciplinary backgrounds, including philosophy, religious studies, Judaic studies, media studies, political science, education and peace studies are welcome. … Continue reading

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The Epistle to Diognetus (Franz Rosenzweig)

Daniel Boyarin came to Syracuse last spring to talk about Christian apologetics and the inventions of religions. He shared this little piece from The Epistle to Diognetus. Written by an unknown author perhaps between 117-225 CE, the description of Christianity … Continue reading

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Shadows & Silhouettes (Martin Buber)

“They announced to me nothing other than their presence. And they did this with the precision of a shadow…Look at the ground, at the shadows of the trees as they stretch themselves over our path. Have you ever seen in the … Continue reading

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Nietzsche & Rosenzweig (Birth of Tragedy & Chorus) (Modern Jewish Philosophy Ur-Text)

Of course it can’t, but by way of an exercise, if it all could come back to one single text, then Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy is the ur-text of modern Jewish philosophy. About this I’ve already commented in a … Continue reading

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Nietzsche & Buber (Birth of Tragedy Modern Jewish Philosophy Ur-Text)

Re-reading Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy has convinced me that it should stand out as the ur-text of modern Jewish philosophy. The polarity between Appolinian form and Dionysian force will re-appear throughout Buber’s body of writing, the tension between form … Continue reading

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