Ynon Wygoda

Ynon Wygoda

Ynon Wygoda

Continental Philosophy
Modern Jewish Philosophy
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Modern Jewish Philosophy
Continental Philosophy
Modernist Literature
History of Antisemitism
Franz Rosenzweig
Vladimir Jankélévitch
Lev Shestov
Reception of the Book of Job

 

 

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 

Fellowships and Grants

  • Visiting professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (2018)
  • Member of the Martin Buber Society of Fellows (2017-)
  • The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture fellowship (2014-15, 2012-13)
  • Visiting assistant in research in the department of philosophy at Yale University (2013-14)
  • Scholar in residence at the Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization at New York University School of Law (2013-14)
  • Member of Hebrew University honors program for PhD (2011-14)
  • The Isaac Kaye Einstein scholarship for outstanding PhD Candidates (2011-13

Education

  • Phd, The department of Philosophy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dissertation title:  "On Silence and Ineffability in the thought of Vladimir Jankélévitch and Franz Rosenzweig," under the supervision of Prof. Moshe Halbertal (2018).
  • M.A., The department of Philosophy, The Hebrew University University of Jerusalem. Dissertation title: "Socrates the Forgetful," under the supervision of Prof. Samuel Scolnicov. (2009)
  • Exchange student in the departments of Philosophy and Theology at the Albert Ludwig Universität, Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany.
  • B.A., The departments of Classics and Philosophy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2005)

Publications

Chapters in books:

Presentations 

  • Returning to the Yabok: The Renewed Struggle with Jewish Identity” (Is Theory Good for the Jews? Otherness, Prejudice. The Hebrew University and June 24, 2018)
  • “Ernst Simon and the Early Reception of Franz Rosenzweig and his Philosophy” (Akiba Simon (1899-1988): Life, Work and Controversies between Germany and Israel, Selma Stern Zentrum, Berlin, 20-21.8.2018)
  • “How Long Will a Nation this Old Ask Such Childish Questions? The Question of Bergson as a Jewish Thinker Revisited” (Antisemitism & Philosophy: Jewish Reflections before the Holocaust, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 13.11.2017)
  • “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 to the International Franz Rosenzweig Congress, Rome, 20-23 February 2017)
  • “Réflexions Croisées: Vladimir Jankélévitch & Jean-Paul Sartre on the Figure of the Imagined 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,” in 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)
  • “From the Polemics of Silence to the Polemics of Forgetfulness – Vercors, Sartre. Jankélévitch,” (Silence Please! On Silence and Silencing, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, 9 December 2012)