Dr. Claire Katz has recently been appointed the Murray and Celeste Fasken Chair in Distinguished Teaching. The appointment begins on September 1, 2017. A prestigious five-year appointment, Dr. Katz has a range of plans to use the support of the appointment to help faculty, graduate student, and undergraduates advance their pedagogy and teaching.
What is the meaning of life? What is ethics? Thanks to the College of Liberal Arts, 25 sixth- to twelfth-graders are able to ponder these eternal questions at the Aggie Philosophy for Teens Camp. Claire Katz, camp director and professor of philosophy, says the idea is to immerse pre-college students in a subject rarely provided […]
By Claire Katz Published by I.B. Tauris How Jewish is modern Jewish philosophy? The question at first appears nonsensical, until we consider that the chief issues with which Jewish philosophers have engaged, from the Enlightenment through to the late 20th century, are the standard preoccupations of general philosophical inquiry. Questions about God, reality, language, and […]
By Claire Katz Published by Indiana University Press Reexamining Emmanuel Levinas’s essays on Jewish education, Katz provides new insights into the importance of education and its potential to transform a democratic society, for Levinas’s larger philosophical project. Katz examines Levinas’s “Crisis of Humanism,” which motivated his effort to describe a new ethical subject. Taking into […]