Society for Continental Philosophy in a Jewish Context (CPJC)

Seventh Annual Meeting 

(held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of SPEP in Chicago)

Saturday, November 10, 2007, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gallery A, Westin River North Hotel

Kabbalah and Continental Thought

Moderator: Oona Eisenstadt (Pomona College)

7-8 p.m.

Keynote Lecture: 

"Light Does Not Talk But Shines: Vision and Eros in Rosenzweig's Theopoetic Temporality"

Elliot R. Wolfson 
(Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University)


8-9 p.m.
Text Discussion: Giorgio Agamben, "Pardes: The Writing of Potentiality"*

Discussion Leader: Silvia Benso (Siena College)

Everyone around the table is welcome to participate.

*in Giorgio Agamben, Potentialities. Collected Essays in Philosophy, ed. and trans. Daniel Heller-Roazen (Stanford: Stanford UP, 1999) (Originally in Revue philosophique 2 (1990), pp. 131-45).  Copies of the essay will be on hand.  To receive a copy by mail in advance of the meeting, please contact Dana Hollander (

Light food and strong drink will be provided.

Business Breakfast Meeting Sunday, November 11, 9 a.m. - Meet in Hotel Lobby

updated October 2007

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