Berlin Workshop on Rosenzweig and on Song of Songs: Short Presentation

Berlin Workshop on Rosenzweig and on Song of Songs: Short Presentation
Activity Date: 
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 to Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015

The two days international workshop DAS ‘HOHELIED’ IN DER JÜDISCHEN SPRACHPHILOSOPHIE/ THE ‘SONG OF SONGS’ IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE on the occasion of the launching of a series of workshops organized and sponsored by the Research Project B03 Imagination of the Special Research Field (SFB) 980 “Episteme in Bewegung”, the Philosophical Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Martin Buber Society of Fellows took place in Berlin between November 24-25. The first workshop was dedicated to the “”Speech-Thinking/Sprachdenken of Franz Rosenzweig and to his approach to the ‘Song of Songs’. Ynon Wygoda (The Van Leer Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) situated the function of the ‘Song of Songs’ within the Architecture of the Star of Redemption. Anne Eusterschulte (SFB ‘Episteme in Bewegung‛, Freie Universität Berlin) addressed the question regarding the relation between eevelation and poetry in Rosezweig’s reading of the ‘Song of Songs’. The key note speaker, Myriam Bienenstock (Université François-Rabelais, Tours), offered a reading of the Star of Redemption based on the concept of love, depicted in the ‘Song of Songs’. Christoph Kasten (Zentrum Jüdische Studien, Berlin-Brandenburg) stressed the connection between Rosenzweig’ s philosophy of language and his political thinking, while Antonios Kalatzis (Martin Buber Society of Fellows, Hebrew University of Jerusalm) depicted the grounds upon which Rosenzweig’s critique of Idealistic philosophy led to his philosophy of language. The final discussion was chaired by Christoph Schmidt (The Van Leer Institute, Heberw University of Jerusalem), who provided the concluding input as well.