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A Philosophical Response to Antisemitism with Dr. Elad Lapidot

Wednesday, March 11th 2020, 6:30pm
Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709

Please join us for a lecture with Dr. Elad Lapidot of University of Bern, Switzerland. We regret that there will not be reception prior to the lecture. Please join us at 6:30 pm for the lecture.

"Jews Out of the Question: A Critique of Anti-Anti-Semitism"

Dr. Elad Lapidot is a professor for philosophy and Talmud at University of Bern, Switzerland. He is regularly teaching at the Humboldt Universität, Freie Univeristät, Universität der Künste, Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies, Touro College and Zacharias Frankel College in Berlin. His work is situated between contemporary, mainly continental philosophy and rabbinic thought, and is guided by questions concerning the relation between epistemology and politics. Main current research projects: Epistemology of Inter-Religious Conflicts, Talmud and Contemporary Thought, Levinas’ Talmudic Readings: Hermeneutics, Ethics, Politics. Among his publications: Heidegger and Jewish Thought: Difficult Others, edited with M. Brumlik (London/New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018); translation in Hebrew, with introduction and commentary (with R. Bar), G.W.F. Hegel, Phänomenologie des Geistes, Vol. 1 (Tel Aviv: Resling Publishing, 2020); Jews Out of the Question: A Critique of Anti-Anti-Semitism (Albany: SUNY Press, planned publication date: October 2020); Etre sans mot dire: La logiqe de ‘Sein und Zeit’ (Bucarest: Zeta Books, 2010).

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley and the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the GTU.