The Department of Jewish Thought is dedicated to studying Judaism as an intellectual, ethical and literary tradition, highlighting its importance to the development of Western civilization from antiquity until today. We work to foster inquiry and expand knowledge through scholarship and instruction that makes this tradition available to broader humanities.
“Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics of Democracy”
August 10-14, 2020 at the University at Buffalo
THE 2020 NEH SUMMER SEMINAR WILL BE POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2021 DUE TO PANDEMIC CONCERNS.
A one week intensive text-based examination of politics and democracy viewed from the ethics of responsibility elaborated in the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995).