Michael Morgan and Sol Goldberg, "Honouring Emil Fackenheim: On the 100th Anniversary of His Birth"

This event will honour the legacy of Emil Ludwig Fackenheim (June 22nd, 1916–September 18th, 2003) on the hundredth anniversary of his birth. A faculty member in the University of Toronto’s Department of Philosophy from 1948 to 1984, Fackenheim made enduring contributions to the study of European philosophy and to Jewish philosophy. He is best known, however, for his searching investigation of the significance of the Holocaust for Judaism, Christianity, and philosophy as well as his efforts to explain the possibility and necessity of a response to Auschwitz as an unprecedented evil.

Michael Morgan, the author of Fackenheim’s Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction (University of Toronto Press, 2013), will sit down with Sol Goldberg to answer questions about Fackenheim’s significance as a Jewish philosopher, including a discussion of several unpublished lectures and unknown works from Fackenheim’s literary archives. 


Michael Morgan is the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Visiting Chair in the Department of Philosophy and the the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

Sol Goldberg is Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

Presented by the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

Date & Time
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:00pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street