Steven L. Jacobs

Tuesday & Thursday, 12:45-1:45 & By Appointment

REL 238.001 Philosophies of Judaism

A survey of the major philosophical thinkers within the Jewish tradition, their formulations of the nature and role of the Jew and Judaism, their interactions with the larger societies where they resided, and the larger philosophical questions which have always concerned the human intellect.

T, R | 2:00-3:15

MA 210

Download Syllabus

View Online Syllabus


Frank, Daniel H.
The Jewish Philosophy Reader
Routledge, 2000

Jewish philosophy cover

Seeskin, Kenneth
Thinking about the Torah: A Philosopher Reads the Bible
University of Nebraska Press, 2016

Thinking About the Torah cover

Hughes, Aaron W.
Jewish Philosophy A-Z
Palgrave Macmillan, 2006

Jewish Philosophy a-z cover

Leaman, Oliver
Jewish Thought: An Introduction
Routledge, 2006

Jewish Thought: An Introduction cover

Books are available at the SUPe Store and online through vendors such as

Online Readings

Blackboard Other texts will be available through the Blackboard course site.