Dr. Ynon Wygoda

Buber Fellow: 
2017
Academic interests: 

Modern Jewish Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Phenomenology, Continental Philosophy, Modernist French and German Literature.

Current Projects: 

- “Rereading the book of Job, Rethinking the Contours of Modern Jewish Philosophy.”
- “The Early Reception of Franz Rosenzweig’s Thought”
- Preparation for publication of Ph.D. Thesis “On Silence and Ineffability in the thought of Vladimir Jankélévitch and Franz Rosenzweig."

Curriculum Vitae: 

2017 Submission of doctoral dissertation "On Silence and Ineffability in the thought of Vladimir Jankélévitch and Franz Rosenzweig," under the supervision of Prof. Moshe Halbertal.
2014 Visiting assistant in Research at Yale University’s department of philosophy collaborating with Prof. Paul Franks.
Visiting Scholar at the Tikvah Center in NYU’s faculty of law.
2009 M.A. in Philosophy at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dissertation title: "Socrates the Forgetful," under the supervision of Prof. Samuel Scolnicov.
2006 Exchange student in the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Theology at the Albert Ludwig Universität, Freiburg in Breisgau, Ger-many.
2005 B.A. in Classics and Philosophy at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Publications: 

Publications:
• “The Task of the Retranslator: Franz Rosenzweig and the Tradition of Translation,” [to appear in Antonios Kalatzis and Anne Eusterschulte (eds.), From Ionia to Jena: Franz Rosenzweig and the History of Philosophy, Berlin: Neofelis Verlag 2018]
• "Reading Rosenzweig in Palestine, Jerusalem 1936" (co-authored with Enrico Lucca) [to appear in Naharaim, 11: 2 (Spring 2018)]
• "Socrates' Forgetfulness and Platonic Irony," [Greek Memories, Luca Castagnoli & Paola Ceccarelli (eds.), Publication under second review by Cambridge University Press].
• “Tender Souls: or the enjeu of the inexistent art of forgetting,” in What is Forgetting, David
• Shulman and Giovani Galizia (eds.), Jerusalem: Magnes Press 2015.

Encyclopedia Entries
• « Réception » co-authored with Enrico Lucca in Dictionnaire Rosenzweig, Salomon Malka (ed.), Paris: éditions du Cerf, 2016 (French)

Reviews
• Eli Schonfeld, « La merveille de la subjectivité : une lecture de la philosophie d’Emmanuel Lévinas», Les Cahiers d'études lévinassiennes No. 7, 2008. (French)

Conference Organization
• 2016 Co-Organizer of the conference “70 years after the Réflexions sur la question juive : Antisemitism, Race, and Gender,” (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, December 18-20 2016)
• 2015 Organizer of the conference on "Temporality, Morality, and Nostalgia in the Thought of Vladimir Jankélévitch (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 7 September 2015)
• 2012-2013 Co-Head of the Hebrew University based interdisciplinary workshop: “La Republic du silence: The Discourse of Silence in French Literature 1938-1947”

Conference Papers
• “The Book of Job and the Arguments against False Consolations” (Das Buch Hiob im biblischen Kontext und in Interpretationen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Freie Universität Berlin, 21 July 2017)
• “The Uniqueness of Rosenzweig’s Reception in Palestine 1936-1946,” (Keynote address at the International Franz Rosenzweig Congress. Rome, 20-23 February 2017)
• “Réflexions Croisées: Vladimir Jankélévitch & Jean-Paul Sartre on the Figure of the Absent Jew” (70 years after the Réflexions sur la question juive : Antisemitism, Race, and Gender. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, December 18-20 2016)
• “Die Schrift in the Holy Land: The Curious Case of Nechama Leibowitz and the Early Reception of the Buber-Rosenzweig Translation in Israel” (Contested German-Jewish Cultural Property after 1945. The Sacred and the Profane. The Hebrew University in collaboration with the Minerva Foundation; Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach; Simon Dubnow Institute, Jerusalem, September 27-29 2016)
• “The Task of the Retranslator: Franz Rosenzweig and the Tradition of Translation,” (From Ionia to Jena: Franz Rosenzweig and the History of Philosophy. The Hebrew University in collaboration with the Freie Universität Berlin, Jerusalem, 5 September 2016)
• "Rereading the Song of Songs within the Architecture of the Star," (Das Hohelied in der jüdischen Sprachphilosophie. Freie Universität Berlin, 24-25 November 2015)
• "Les Temps Obligent: Temporality and Morality in Jankélévitch’s call for Engagement,"
• (Temporality, Morality, and Nostalgia in the Thought of Vladimir Jankélévitch. The Hebrew
• University, Jerusalem, 7 September 2015)

• “From Not-Yet-Capable of Speech to No-longer-Needy of Speech” – Silence and Language in
• Rosenzweig’s New Thinking,” (International Franz Rosenzweig Congress, Frankfurt, 26-29
• October 2014)

• “Old Wine in New Bottles: Franz Rosenzweig and the Reappraisal of the authoritative text, from Holy text to E-text,” (8th Annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computational Sciences. DePaul University, Chicago, 5-6 December 2013)
• “Pardoning, Forgiveness and the Limits of the Law,”(Tikvah Seminar on Law and Exception. NYU School of Law, 12 November 2013)
• “On Silence – Sailing between the Banks of the Lethe,” (in honor of Aharon’s Appelfeld’s 80th birthday, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 30-31 May 2012)
• "Qui nesciat dissimulare nesciat vivere - rereading Jorge Semprun's L'Ecriture ou la vie," (Literature or Life: Homage to J. Semprun. Hebrew University, Jerusalem 24 January 2012)
• "Socrates' Forgetfulness and Platonic Irony," (Greek Memories: Theory and Practice.
Durham University, Durham UK, 27-28 September 2010).
• "Rosenzweig's Bi-Polar Development of Estrangement and Necessity” (We and the Oth-ers, Internationale Rosenzweig-Gesellschaft. Paris, 17-20 May 2009).
• "Animal Moriens – Heidegger and Kafka's Josefine die Sängerin oder das Volk der Mäuse" (2. Meßkircher Heidegger-Treffen, Meßkirch, 24.5.2006)

Public Lectures
• “Rabbi Isaac Hutner and his philosophy of Time” (Not in the Heavens. Tel Chai College 5, July 2016)
• “Vladimir Jankélévitch and the Concept of Forgiveness “(Not in the Heavens. Tel Chai College, 3 July 2016)
• “Henri Bergson and his Contemporaries," (Paris: The City and Its World. The Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, 17 May, 2016)
• “At the Limits of Philosophy and the Philosopher of the Limits: A Portrait of Vladimir Jankélévitch,” (The Spell of Paris in the 20th Century: Art, Literature, Thought and Politics series.The Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 3 February 2011)