JPH 144- Jewish Philosophy I
An in-depth study of some of the central themes in Jewish philosophy, including the Jewish belief system, the existence and the nature of G-d, the problem of evil and theodicy, views on the afterlife, the underlying structure of the Halachic system, the persistence of anti-Semitism and the underlying philosophical differences in modern Jewish society.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
A greater appreciation for Jewish philosophers and the philosophical themes dealt with in Jewish texts
An ability to describe recurrent philosophical themes through the lens of Jewish history and the way Judaism was lived and practiced
Explain the differing positions of various Jewish thinkers in relation to the major themes of Jewish philosophy studied
Demonstrate the relevance of Jewish philosophy by charting its impact in shaping the behavior of 21st century Jewry