Associate Professor Contact Areas of Interest
Sol Goldberg
Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, Room 218B
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
416-978-1459
  • Modern Jewish philosophy
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Continental philosophy, in particular phenomenology, hermeneutics, and critical theory
  • Arguments for and against religious, ethical, and cultural particularism
  • Concepts of tradition

About

Sol Goldberg is a Lecturer in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Jewish Studies. In 2009 he was awarded a PhD in Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for his dissertation Heidegger on the Possibility of Philosophical Education. He also holds an MA in Philosophy and History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a BA Honours in Jewish Studies from McGill University. His primary areas of research are in modern European philosophy, especially where it intersects with modern Jewish thought. He first came to the University of Toronto in 2009 as the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Philosophy, and the following year accepted a two-year position as a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Jewish Studies. In 2012, he joined the Department for the Study of Religion. Besides several courses in continental philosophy, he has also taught courses on environmental philosophy; the Holocaust and contemporary philosophy; romanticism; modernism; and critical theory. Among his current research is a project on theories, concepts, and methods in the study of antisemitism, for which he and his co-investigators Kalman Weiser (York U) and Scott Ury (TAU) received a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

Teaching

  • Topics in Jewish philosophy, especially normative questions in social philosophy.
  • Multiculturalism and tolerance, with special attention to the long and complex phenomenon of anti-Semitism
  • Issues in the philosophy of religion

Publications

Articles

“The Rule of Interpretation in Kantian and Jewish Traditions: Explicatio Juris?”Revue Internationale de Philosophie.Forthcoming.
2014
“Review of: Alain Badiou, Plato’s Republic: A Dialogue in 16 Chapters.”Notre Dame Philosophical ReviewsRetrieved from: https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/46936-plato-s-republic-a-dialogue-in-16-chapters/
2011
“Review of: Jules Simon, Art and Responsibility: A Phenomenology of the Diverging Paths of Rosenzweig and Heidegger.”Notre Dame Philosophical ReviewsRetrieved from: http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/27608-art-and-responsibility-a-phenomenology-of-the-diverging-paths-of-rosenzweig-and-heidegger/
2011
“Review of: Jacob Howland’s Plato and the Talmud.”Notre Dame Philosophical ReviewsRetrieved from: http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/24648-plato-and-the-talmud/