JWST 261 History of Jewish Philosophy & Thought (3 credits)

Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

Overview

Jewish Studies : An introduction to Jewish philosophy and thought from the Hellenistic period (Philo) to the beginning of the modern era (Spinoza) focusing on topics such as prophecy and philosophy, God and the world; the Law as a canon of ethical rules and as a political constitution. Survey of the treatment of such issues by Jewish thinkers from Philo to Maimonides.

Terms: Fall 2018

Instructors: Carlos Fraenkel (Fall)