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Honouring Emil Fackenheim: On the 100th Anniversary of His Birth

Honouring Emil Fackenheim: On the 100th Anniversary of His Birth
170 St. George Street, JHB Room 100
Time: May 2nd, 4:00 pm End: May 2nd, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Jewish Studies, 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950
Lecture by Michael Morgan and Sol Goldberg

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies presents

Honouring Emil Fackenheim: On the 100th Anniversary of His Birth

This event will honour the legacy of Emil Ludwig Fackenheim (June 22nd, 1916-September 18th, 2003) on the hundredth anniversary of his birth. A faculty member in the University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy from 1948 to 1984, Fackenheim made enduring contributions to the study of European philosophy and to Jewish philosophy. He is best known, however, for his searching investigation of the significance of the Holocaust for Judaism, Christianity, and philosophy as well as his efforts to explain the possibility and necessity of a response to Auschwitz as an unprecedented evil.

Michael Morgan, the author of Fackenheim's Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction (University of Toronto Press, 2013), will sit down with Sol Goldberg to answer questions about Fackenheim's significance as a Jewish philosopher, including a discussion of several unpublished lectures and unknown works from Fackenheim's literary archives.

Michael Morgan is the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Visiting Chair in the Department of Philosophy and the the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

Sol Goldberg is Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Limited seating. For further information, please contact the Centre for Jewish Studies at 416 978-1624


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