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Jewish Philosophy Research Group Talk (Josef Stern, Chicago)
Thursday March 8, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Jewish Philosophy Research Group explores Jewish philosophy from the medieval period to the 20th century, bringing in external speakers and organizing workshops. The group is part of the History of Philosophy Research Interest Group.
The Jewish Philosophy Research Group is pleased to welcome Josef Stern, for his talk “Maimonides and the Falasifa on Certainty and the Certainty of Prophecy.”
Stern is the William H. Colvin Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and Inaugural Director of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies (2009-14) at the University of Chicago.
Prof. Stern’s research is broadly in contemporary philosophy of language and medieval philosophy, especially Arabic and Jewish philosophy. He is currently working on two books, one on Maimonides’ interpretation of the biblical story of the Binding of Isaac and another on the epistemology of prophecy and a skeptical critique of certainty.
In 2016-17, he is Senior Fellow at the Maimonides Center for Advanced Studies–Jewish Skepticism at the University of Hamburg.