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What is Reason? Part 1 – Mark Gottlieb

April 28, 2020

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In our cultural moment, society’s disregard of qualitative reasoning in favor of quantitative analysis–what spiritual master Rene Guenon dubbed “The Reign of Quantity”–has left a gaping hole in issues relating to morality, spirituality, and meaning. In this episode, Rabbi Gottlieb discusses questions such as: What is reason in the 21st century? Do the worlds of philosophical reasoning and empirical analysis speak different languages? Can these languages be meaningfully brought into conversation with one another? Where do they exhibit similarities and how do they differ?

Rabbi Mark Gottlieb is Senior Director of the Tikvah Fund and Founding Dean of the Tikvah High School Programs at Yale University. He received his BA from Yeshiva College, rabbinical ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, where his doctoral studies focused on the moral and political thought of Alasdair MacIntyre.

Read more about The Nature of Reason course at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/468i4ig58yz79vm/The%20Nature%20of%20Reason%20in%20Western%20and%20Jewish%20Thought%20-%20Readers.pdf?dl=0

This course is generously sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.