• The study day "Heidegger and Jewish Thought", scheduled for 2 December 2021, is canceled and postponed to spring 2022 (date to be confirmed) due to the current Covid-19 situation.

    On Thursday 2 December you are kindly invited to the online lecture "Reflections on the Anti-Anti-Semitic Question" by Prof. Elad Lapidot, one of the speakers of the study day.
    The lecture will start at 20h CET.

    Registration is required: ijs@uantwerpen.be

Controversies around Martin Heidegger’s involvement with National Socialism have been widely discussed in the past decades. It is, however, only more recently and rarely that similarities and differences as well as the mutual impact between Heidegger and Jewish thought have been explored.

The present study day will bring together major contemporary voices to discuss the interaction between Heidegger’s philosophy and Jewish thought from a variety of perspectives.

In cooperation with the Center for European Philosophy (UAntwerp).

Program

  • 09.30 – 09.45 Welcome & introduction by Vivian Liska (UAntwerpen)
  • 09.45 – 10.15 Elad Lapidot (University of Lille)
    Dichter, Denker and Rabbis. Heidegger’s and Levinas’s Adventures Beyond Philosophy
  • 10.15 – 10.30 Discussion
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Elliot Wolfson (UC Santa Barbara)
    Gnosis as Jewish Heresy and Self-Estrangement in Susan Taubes’s Reading of Heidegger’s Fundamentalontologie
  • 11.00 – 11.15 Discussion
  • 11.15 – 11.45 Coffee break
  • 11.45 – 12.15 Michael Fagenblat (The Open University of Israel)
    Heidegger’s Hölderlin and the Jewish Moses
  • 12.15 – 12.30 Discussion
  • 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 – 14.30 Daniel Herskowitz (University of Oxford)
    Circularities and False Dichotomies in the Twentieth Century Jewish Reception of Martin Heidegger
  • 14.30 – 14.45 Discussion
  • 14.45 – 15.15 Agata Bielik-Robson (University of Nottingham)
    Heidegger, mon frère: Derrida’s Of Spirit and the Unthought Debt of Ruah
  • 15.15 – 15.30 Discussion
  • 15.30 – 15.45 Coffee break
  • 15.45 – 16.15 Willem Styfhals (KU Leuven)
    History of Error: Jacob Taubes’s Apocalyptic Interpretation of Heidegger’s Vom Wesen der Wahrheit
  • 16.15 – 16.30 Discussion
  • 16.30 – 17.00 Arthur Cools (UAntwerpen)
    Gagarin 60 years Later: Spinoza, Heidegger, Levinas and ‘We’
  • 17.00 – 17.15 Discussion
  • 18.30 – 19.30 Public Roundtable

Registration

Free entrance. Registration required: by e-mail to ijs@uantwerpen.be.