philosophy

The Languages of Talmudic Discourse: A Philosophical Study of the Evolution of Amoraic Halakha
A groundbreaking work, The Languages of Talmudic Discourse brings together philosophy of natural language, conceptual dynamics and the Babylonian Talmud. According to the author, natural language, particularly the way in which concepts acquire meaning, enables us to uncover the dynamics and...
Improvisation and Social Action: Perspectives from Philosophy and the Social Sciences
07/03/2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
“Improvisation” nicely expresses the flow of much human interaction.  Some anthropologists and sociologists suggest that the idea of improvisation is a useful tool of analysis, recognizing that it runs contrary to some dominant views of social structure.  This talk will explore the notion of...
Improvisation and Social Action: Perspectives from Philosophy and the Social Sciences
07/03/2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
“Improvisation” nicely expresses the flow of much human interaction.  Some anthropologists and sociologists suggest that the idea of improvisation is a useful tool of analysis, recognizing that it runs contrary to some dominant views of social structure.  This talk will explore the notion of...
Improvisation and Social Action: Perspectives from Philosophy and the Social Sciences
07/03/2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
“Improvisation” nicely expresses the flow of much human interaction.  Some anthropologists and sociologists suggest that the idea of improvisation is a useful tool of analysis, recognizing that it runs contrary to some dominant views of social structure.  This talk will explore the notion of...
The Essence of Choice in Medieval Jewish Philosophy
Free choice has been one of the main philosophical issues throughout the ages. The Essence of Choice in Medieval Jewish Philosophy offers a comprehensive analysis of the views of medieval Jewish philosophers on this topic. It presents various perspectives on the problem of free choice in philosophy...
Reading Other Minds: How Do We Do It?
09/11/2016 - 20:00 to 22:00
There is a recent movement that studies religion and cognitive science.  Can research in cognitive science really shed any light or weight on the question of God’s existence?  We examine a sample of how cognitive science might (according to some writers) positively support the existence of God, but...
Strategies of Polemics in Greek and Roman Philosophy
Strategies of Polemics in Greek and Roman Philosophy brings together papers written by specialists in the field of ancient philosophy on the topic of polemics. Despite the central role played by polemics in ancient philosophy, the forms and mechanisms of philosophical polemics are not usually the...
What is Ontic Structural Realism?
17/05/2017 - 20:00 to 22:00

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