Diskussion, Kolloquium, Vortrag, Zentrum für Theorien

Ethan Kleinberg, Wesleyan University / Achim Landwehr, Düsseldorf: Das Theoriezentrum zu Gast beim Kolloquium Geschichtskulturen: Emmanuel Levinas’s Talmudic Turn: Philosophy and Jewish Thought (Reihe: Dominogespräche)

ZT & GK Kolloquium

Mi 08.12.2021
18:00 – 20:00
Online via Zoom

Vortrag im Rahmen des Kolloquiums ZT & GK

Teilnahmeinteressierte können sich per E-Mail an theoriezentrale-geschichte@uni-bielefeld.de oder  alice.neitzel@uni-bielefeld.de wenden, um die Zugangsdaten zu erhalten.

In his rich intellectual history of the French-Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas’s Talmudic lectures in Paris, Ethan Kleinberg addresses Levinas’s Jewish life and its relation to his philosophical writings while making an argument for the role and importance of Levinas’s Talmudic lessons. Touching on Western philosophy, French Enlightenment universalism, and the Lithuanian Talmudic tradition, Kleinberg provides readers with a boundary-pushing investigation into the origins, influences, and causes of Levinas’s turn to and use of Talmud.

Kleinberg uses the distinction Levinas presents between “God on Our Side” and “God on God’s Side” to provide two discrete and at times conflicting approaches to Levinas’s Talmudic readings. One is historically situated and argued from “our side” while the other uses Levinas’s Talmudic readings themselves to approach the issues as timeless and derived from “God on God’s own side.” Bringing the two approaches together, Kleinberg asks whether the ethical message and moral urgency of Levinas’s Talmudic lectures can be extended beyond the texts and beliefs of a chosen people, religion, or even the seemingly primary unit of the self.

On the eighth of December Reinhardt Koselleck Visiting Prof. Dr. Ethan Kleinberg will be joined by Prof. Dr. Achim Landwehr (Düsseldorf) to discuss his most recent book “Emmanuel Levinas’s Talmudic Turn: Philosophy and Jewish Thought” at the third iteration of the Center for Theories in Historical Research’s domino talk series.

Please send participation requests by mail to theoriezentrale-geschichte@uni-bielefeld.de

Kontakt

  • Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie
  • Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie – Abt. Geschichtswissenschaft
  • Zentrum für Theorien in der historischen Forschung (ZTHF)


Online via Zoom
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Zielgruppe:
Lehrende, Studierende, Wissenschaftler*innen

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