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Modern Sources of the Individual-Collective Debate

A fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Moshe Halbertal has a doctorate in Jewish Thought from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he teaches. Currently the Gruss Professor at New York University School of Law, Moshe previously served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School, and as a fellow in Harvard University’s Society of Fellows. Moshe’s extensive list of publications includes Idolatry, which he co-authored with Avishai Margalit

Lecture Title
: Modern Sources of the Individual-Collective Debate

: Moshe Halbertal

Lecture Sources

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1. Jean-Jacques Rousseeau: The Social Contract and Discourses, pgs. 180-199 (Book I, Ch. 1 – 9)

2. Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, pgs. 74-105 (Ch. 13 – 16)

Program: Rabbinic Leadership Initiative

Program Year: Winter 2010

Program Theme: Individual and Collective Consciousness in Judaism

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