Jewish Philosophy of Religion

Tsimtsum In Life Of Pi, Part 1 (Daniel Reiser)

The following is the first of a four-part series. Introduction* Yann Martel’s 2001 bestselling novel Life of Pi, later released in 2012 as a prize-winning box office hit, addresses themes such as religion, faith, imagination, and their relation to psychology and human life; hope and despair; and the struggle with human nature. The author promises […]

Philosophy of Religion

Spinoza’s Theory of Religion – Stabilized Superstition (Ehud Benor)

The best interpretations of Spinoza’s philosophy would lead us to believe that, for Spinoza, religion is superstition. Henry Allison’s account is an excellent example.1 As he proceeds to discuss Spinoza’s views concerning revelation, scripture and religion, the subject matter of the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus, Allison writes: Spinoza’s general attitude to the claims of revealed religion is already […]