“Into Life” Franz Rosenzweig on Knowledge, Aesthetics and Politics

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January 8-10. 2016, Jerusalem

Sunday, January 8, 2016

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mandel Building, Room 530

9:45-10:00: Coffee

10.00 – 10.15: Institutional Greetings

10.15 – 10.30: Opening Remarks

Part I: Knowledge

Session 1

10:30-11:30: Cass Fisher (University of South Florida): The Ins and Outs of Rosenzweig’s Religious Epistemology from the Perspective of 21st Century Theological Reflection

11:30-12:30: Netanel Kupfer (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): The Methodology of a Star and the Geometry of a Hexagram. Rosenzweig’s (mathematical) “new-thinking” from a Kantian-Cohenian point of view

Chair: Michael Roubach (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

12:30-14:00: Break

Session 2

14:00-15:00: Benjamin Pollock (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): The All and the Everyday: Rosenzweig’s Therapeutic Method

15:00-16:00: Roy Amir (Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Content and Method in The Star of Redemption: A Proposal for a Neo-Kantian Interpretation of Rosenzweig’s Philosophical Project

Chair: José María Sánchez de León Serrano (The Martin Buber Society of Fellows/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

16:00-16:30: Coffee Break

Session 3:

16:30-17:30: Elliott R. Wolfson (University of California, Santa Barbara): Nomadism, Homelessness, and the Homecoming of the Poet: Rosenzweig and Heidegger in Conversation

Chair: Christoph Schmidt (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Monday, January 9, 2016

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus

Mandel Building, Room 530

9:45-10:00: Coffee

Part II: Aesthetics

Session 4:

10:00-11:00: Anne Eusterschulte (Freie Universität Berlin): Franz Rosenzweig and Walter Benjamin: Conceptualizations of ‚experience‘ – aesthetical and historical perspectives on ‚language thought‘.

11:00-12:00: Christoph Kasten (Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin/ Goethe Universität Frankfurt): “Die Bibel auf Deutsch”. Franz Rosenzweig as a proponent of aesthetic fundamentalism?

Chair: Franscesca Gorgoni (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne-INALCO)

12:00-13:30: Break

Session 5:

13:30-14:30: Antonios Kalatzis (The Martin Buber Society of Fellows/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Episodic Genius. Rosenzweig on Art, Love and Calling

14:30-15:30: Gesine Palmer (Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin): From Jena to Jerusalem? “Judaism as a Method”, 100 Years later

Chair: Yakir Paz (The Martin Society of Fellows/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

15:30-16:00: Coffee Break

Session 6:

16:00-17:00: Bruce Rosenstock (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Franz Rosenzweig and the Ontology of the Viewed World

Chair: Philipp Reick (The Martin Buber Society of Fellows/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

18:00: Dinner

Tuesday, January 10, 2016

The Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem

Bustanai Street, 33

9:45-10:00: Coffee

Part III: Politics

Session 7:

10:00-11:00: Yosef Schwartz (Tel Aviv University): Jewish Orientalism. The Peculiar Case of Franz Rosenzweig

11:00-12:00: Roberto Navarrete (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): Politik, Geschichte und Globalisierung der Welt bei Franz Rosenzweig

Chair: Guy Miron (The Open University/Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem)

12:00-13:30: Lunch Break

Session 8:

13:30-14:30: Beate Ulrike La Sala (Freie Universität Berlin): Hermann Cohen and Franz Rosenzweig on individuality and moral agency

14:30-15:30: Enrico Lucca (The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Translation, Politics, and Secularization: Franz Rosenzweig and Gershom Scholem in discussion after 1926.

Chair: Sara Ehrentraut (Freie Universität Berlin)

15:30-16:00: Coffee Break

Session 9:

16:00-17:00: Christian Wiese (Goethe Universität Frankfurt): Erdfremdheit: Exile, Exterritoriality, and Zionism in the Thought of Franz Rosenzweig

17:00-18:00: Final Conclusions

Chair: Simon Godart (Friedrich-Schlegel Graduate School/Freie Universität Berlin)

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