Having received his Ph.D. in mathematical logic at Brandeis University, went on to become Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. Today he is a senior faculty member at in Jerusalem. An accomplished author and lecturer, Rabbi Gottlieb...
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Having received his Ph.D. in mathematical logic at Brandeis University, Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb went on to become Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. Today he is a senior faculty member at Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem. An accomplished author and lecturer, Rabbi Gottlieb has electrified audiences with his stimulating and energetic presentations on ethical and philosophical issues.
In Jewish Philosophy with Rabbi Dr. Gottlieb, we are invited to explore the most fascinating and elemental concepts of Jewish Philosophy.
0:00 - How should we understand the approach to the Rambam (in the Guide 2:25) that talks about reinterpreting the Torah?
8:00 - Can the Rav answer why he does what he enjoys?
14:00 - Why do aveiros seem to produce pleasure?
18:30 - How should we understand Chok?
23:00 - If I can’t prove something with logic, could that be used against the Torah?
28:00 - What’s the right approach to the so called heretical texts?
35:30 - How does the idea of striving for the ideals of devoting our lives to Torah and Ruchnius work together with the Physical Pleasure?
40:00 - Is reclusion a necessary condition for Devekus?
43:00 - What do the Torah sources mean when they mention evolution?
46:00 - Is believing that everything is Hashem Avodah Zara?
49:00 - Why do we say everything is a projection of Hashem’s will?
53:00 - How do we know the principles of good and evil?
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