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Kabbalah and Science in Modern Jewish Culture

  • 2012-05-21
  • 2012-05-22
  • Zurich
Monday 21 May 2012

10:15-10:30 Opening Remarks, Andreas Kilcher and David Ruderman

Jewish and Christian Kabbalah and Early Modern Science: Three Case Studies

10:30-11:15 Saverio Campanini (Paris): Experimental Science and Kabbalah in the Works of Francesco Giorgio (1466-1540)

11:15-12:00 J. H. (Yossi) Chajes (Haifa): Kabbalah and the Diagrammatic Phase of the Scientific Revolution

12:00-12:45: Gerold Necker (Halle): The Trial of Joseph Delmedigo's Writings on Kabbalah and Science in Amsterdam, 1629.

Kabbalah and Science in the Age of the Enlightenment and its Aftermath I

2:15-3:00 Yitzhak Melamed (Baltimore): >Sefer ha-Brit<, Salomon Maimon, Kant, and the Authority of Reason

3:00-3:45 David Ruderman (Philadelphia/Zurich): Why Should a Kabbalist Care About the Natural World? The Meaning of Scientific Knowledge for Pinhas Hurwitz

3:45-4:30 Reslanne Fontaine (Amsterdam): Why Maimonides Was Wrong: Prophecy and Philosophy in Hurwitz's Sefer ha-Brit

Chair and Commentator: Yossi Schwartz (Tel Aviv)

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Kabbalah and Science in the Age of the Enlightenment and its Aftermath I

10:00-10:45 Elke Morlok (Heidelberg): Twin Sisters or Rivals? Isaac Satanow on Kabbalah and Science

10:45-11:30 Maoz Kahana (Jerusalem): Science, Magic and Kabbala in Hatam Sofer's Inner World

11:30-12:15 Christoph Schulte (Potsdam): Kabbalists at the University: Seckel Löb Wormser, Isaac Bernays, Meyer Hirsch Landauer and their Attitude towards Philosophy, Science and German Bildung

Chair and Commentator: Shmuel Feiner (Bar Ilan/Frankfurt)

12:15-1:00 Roundtable: Concluding Remarks

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