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Modern Philosophical Readings of the Book of Job

Monday April 1, 2024 - Tuesday April 2, 2024

Join us for an international conference on modern philosophical readings of the Book of Job.


Monday, April 1

(Jackman Humanities Building, 318)

10:00-10:15 Opening remarks:  Michael Rosenthal (Toronto) and Ynon Wygoda (Toronto)

10:15-11:30 José María Sánchez de León Serrano (Barcelona)

The God of Imagination: Spinoza’s Remarks on Job

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45-13:00 Willi Goetschel (Toronto)

Margarete Susman and the Figure of Job

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:45 Thomas Schmidt (Frankfurt)

The Moralization of the Sacred: Jürgen Habermas’s Interpretation of the Book of Job

15:45-16:00 Break

16:00-17:30 Marci Shore (Yale) – ATCJS Talk (Jackman Humanities Building, 100)

Hegel or Job: Reading Lev Shestov in Wartime Kyiv

18:30 Conference Dinner for Participants


Tuesday, April 2

(Jackman Humanities Building, 318)

9:30-10:45 Leora Batnitzky (Princeton)

Justice and Creation: Thinking about Job in Light of Genesis and Ecclesiastes

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:15 Ynon Wygoda (Toronto)

Martin Buber and the Challenge of Translating Job’s Suffering

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:45 Shira Billet (JTS)

Suffering, Moral Luck, and Virtue in Hermann Cohen’s Reading of Job

14:45-15:00 Break

15:00-16:15 Nicolas de Warren (Penn State)

Made a Fool Because of Job: Levinas, Grossman, and the Stupidity of Kindness

16:15-16:30 Final Thoughts


The organizers are grateful to the Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy, the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, and the Department of Philosophy for their support of this conference.



Monday April 1, 2024
Tuesday April 2, 2024
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Michael Rosenthal


Jackman Humanities Building, Room 318
170 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8 Canada
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