NEH Summer Seminar 2010: “Free Will and Human Perfection in Medieval Jewish Philosophy” June 27-July 31, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY. Director: Jonathan Jacobs. In-depth study of the moral psychology and moral epistemology of Saadia Gaon, Bahya ibn Pakuda, and Moses Maimonides. In addition, we will read some works of Anselm and Aquinas, for comparative purposes. Sir Anthony Kenny (Oxford) and Prof. Menachem Kellner (Haifa) will each visit the seminar for a few days to work with the group. Detailed description of the seminar and application instructions available at:
There will be sixteen participants, including up to two graduate students. Participants receive a stipend of $3900. Housing and meals available on the Colgate campus. Our discussions will aim at both (a) attaining a penetrating understanding of these thinkers' views and (b) explicating their enduring relevance and the ways their views can be constructively integrated into contemporary moral psychology and ethics.
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