Revisiting Freud and Moses: Heroism, History, and Religion

The upcoming conference sponsored by the German Department aims to explore Freud’s place in current debates on secularism and post-secularism, featuring new research on the intersections of theology, Judaism and history in Freud’s psychoanalytic theories. Freud’s own attempts to suggest a new paradigm for thinking the religious, beginning with the place of monotheism and Judaism in his theories, will be brought into more general debates on the place of the secular in Jewish thought and in psychoanalysis. The conference will bring together established scholars not only in psychology, religion and Jewish studies but also philosophy, history and literary studies.

The conference will be preceded by a Graduate Student Workshop on Freud and Moses, beginning at 9 am on Wednesday, October 7, in 370 Dwinelle Hall.

370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Wednesday and Thursday
October 7-8, 2015