At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
Specific prerequisites for this course:
Elementary knowledge of philosophy
2. Learning outcomes
Insight into the impact of Jewish thought on philosophy
3. Course contents
An overview of Jewish philosophy from antiquity to the modern period.
More contemporary topics and authors will be presented by the
co-lecturers or invited speakers. Invited speakers and co-lecturers
will probably present Jewish aspects in the thought of Mendelssohn,
Cohen, Arendt, Benjamin, Derrida, Leo Strauss etc. Guest lectures will occasionally take place in English.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: Lectures
5. Assessment method and criteria
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Study materialRequired reading
Material offered by the lecturersOptional reading
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
Simon, Heinrich und Marie Simon. Geschichte der jüdischen Philosophie. Leipzig: Reclam, 1999.
Frank, Daniel H. and Oliver Leaman. History of Jewish Philosophy. London: Routledge, 1997.
7. Contact information
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