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Tsimtsum and Modernity: Lurianic Heritage in Modern Philosophy & Theology

Tsimtsum and Modernity:

Lurianic Heritage in Modern Philosophy & Theology

 

 

31 May – 1 June, 2016

 University of Cambridge

 

 

 

(For full conference description, please click here.)

 

Day 1 (31st of May)

 

9.00 Welcome

 

 9.15  Opening Lecture

 Christoph Schulte (Universität Potsdam), Tsimtsum: Media and Arts

 

 

10.00 Panel 1 Tsimtsum and the Jewish Tradition

 Daniel H. Weiss (University of Cambridge), Tsimtsum Between the Bible and Philosophy

 Reuven Leigh (University of Cambridge) Hasidic Thought and Tsimtsum’s Linguistic Turn

 

11.30-12.00  Coffee break 

 

12.00 Panel 2 Timtsum and Modern Philosophy

 Paul Franks (Yale University), Contraction and Withdrawal: The Midrashic Roots of Philosophical Conceptions of Tsimtsum

Kenneth Seeskin (Northwestern University), Tsimtsum and the Root of Finitude

   

13.30 Lunch break

  

14.30 Panel 4 Tsimtsum after Schelling

 Alex Ozar (Yale Univeristy), Unfolding the Enfolded: Schelling and Lurianic Kabbalah

Elliot Wolfson (University of California, Santa Barbara), Tsimtsum in Heidegger

 

 16.00-16.30 Coffee break 

 

 16.30 Panel 5 Tsimtsum in Weimar

  Martin Kavka (Florida State University), A Political Theology of Tzimtzum

 Benjamin Pollock (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), 'The Kabbalistic Problem is not Specifically Theological': Franz Rosenzweig on Tsimtsum

 

 

 

Day 2 (1st of June)

 

10.00 Panel 6 Tsimtsum after Scholem

 Eli Friedlander (Tel Aviv University), Walter Benjamin on the Work of Art and the Created

 Adam Lipszyc (IFIS PAN, Warsaw), Taking Space Seriously: Tehiru, Khora and the Freudian Void

  

11.30-12.00  Coffee break 

 

12.00 Panel 7 Tsimtsum after the Holocaust

 Christian Wiese (Universität Frankfurt am Main), Tsimtsum in Post-Holocaust Thought

  Asaf Angerman (Yale Univeristy). Tsimtsum as Eclipse in Buber and Horkheimer

 

  

13.30 Lunch break

  

14.30 Panel 8 Tsimtsum in Ethics

 Michael Fagenblat (Open University of Israel), Phenomenology and Tsimtsum: ‘la contraction créatrice de l'Infini’

 Michael Morgan (Indiana University), Traces of Tsimtsum: Fackenheim, Berkovits, and Levinas

 

 16.00-16.30 Coffee break 

 

16.30 Panel 9 Tsimtsum and Poststructuralism

 Przemysław Tacik Tsimtsum as the Traumnabel of Modern Jewish Philosophy: Is History Real?

 Agata Bielik-Robson The Smiling Spectre: Tsimtsum in Derrida

  

18.00 – 18.15 Coffee Break

19.00 Closing remarks

 

 

 

Location: The Wood-Legh Room, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

Free and Open to the Public

To RSVP, or for any questions, contact:

Dr Daniel Weiss (dhw27@cam.ac.uk)

Prof Agata Bielik-Robson ()