Between the Lines: Absurdity and Meaning in Contemporary Philosophy and Jewish Thought
Part of Between the Lines: Author Conversations from The Library of JTS
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
In his recent book, Absurdity and Meaning in Contemporary Philosophy and Jewish Thought, Dr. Alan L. Mittleman, Aaron Rabinowitz and Simon H. Rifkind Emeritus Professor of Jewish Philosophy at JTS, addresses the question of the meaning of life in a philosophical spirit, which includes profound self-questioning and self-criticism. Mittleman demonstrates that both philosophy and Judaism are prone to ineliminable doubts and perplexities, and far from preempting a conversation, they promote honest dialogue.
About the Author
Alan Mittleman’s writing focuses on the intersection between Jewish thought and Western philosophy in the fields of ethics, political theory, and philosophy of religion. He is the author of eight books and the editor or co-editor of six.